Go to some dark places with Killer Joe.

Jakob Bilinski

Tonight, the Evansville Civic Theatre Underground at the Arts Council opens Killer Joe, a disturbing play that shows the great lengths people are willing to go for a quick and easy payday.

Chris Smith, a Texan low-life who finds himself in considerable debt to a loan-shark, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, Ansel, they decide to hire Joe Cooper, a contract killer who also happens to be a police detective. When they find they cannot pay Joe's fee up front, they reach an unusual deal on how to retain his services, quite possibly endangering the lives of Chris, Ansel, his stepmother, Sharla, and his younger sister, Dottie.

Show dates are 2/15-2/18, with the show beginning at 7:30pm (with a 2pm matinee on the 18th). Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. You can get tickets by calling 812-425-2800 or by going to www.evansvillecivictheatre.org. Seating is general admission so arrive early for the best seats.

Check out this teaser trailer for the show below: