Director Zach Hanner says author Clyde Edgerton was inspired to write the novel Killer Diller by experiences in his own life, including a place where he lived in Durham where a halfway house, a diet center, and a church were all the street where he lived. Theatre Now presents Killer as a play on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00pm through April 29.
The show tells the story of Wesley, a young man finishing up his time in a halfway house who falls in love with Phoebe, who is working her way through a weight loss program. Both of these programs are on the campus of a Christian University, and Wesley plays in the halfway house band-the group is only allowed to play gospel music, but they want to sing the blues. Listen to director Zach Hanner talk about the show above.
The show features a full band providing gospel and blues. Tickets are available at 910-399-3669, at the door, and online.