It's temping to think Killer Joe, Tracy Letts' 1993 play currently staging at Long Beach's Garage Theatre, is a not-so-subtle metaphor for the apparently terminal dysfunction of the American nuclear family. Consider the family surname: Smith. And consider that Dad's a TV-addicted idiot, mom's a slut, the eldest son's a dealer, and the family treasure, baby sister Dottie, might actually be... More >>>