March 12 - April 13, 2014
Written by Cory Hinkle
Directed by Kaiser Ahmed
Featuring: Joanne Dubach, Andrew Goetten, Charlie Strater, Jared Fernley, and Kristin Collins
Somewhere in Middle America, teenagers Celia and Randy careen down a dark highway in a stolen Lexus. Cut to: Big Pharma, a disappearing brother, a femur unearthed in a backyard dig. As the mysteries mount and the body count rises, Celia goes in search of her revenge, but she keeps getting closer to her own loss. Every road trip movie ends with redemption, but will this one? Developed at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Playwright’s Foundation’s “In the Rough Series,” the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep, and New York Theater Workshop, Jackalope Theatre proudly presents The Killing of Michael X, a humorous, tragic, and intensely human world premiere.
"Fascinating... Ahmed's gutsy production delivers a grand payoff."
"I was blown away."
The Fourth Walsh
★★★ "Integrates film and live performance impressively"
Time Out Chicago