Directed and designed by John Sowle, Kill Me Now is a wrenching black comedy about—there’s no sugarcoating it—euthanasia. Using hard-edged laughs to make his points, Fraser paints a portrait of a family struggling with a teenager’s disability, and what happens when a crippling illness hits another member of the same family. There is sex, sadness, comedy and tragedy; in other words, a rich evening of theater.
Kill Me Now opens tonight (Thursday, Oct. 3) at 8 PM and runs through Oct. 13 at Stageworks/Hudson’s Cross Street Theater Center (41 A Cross St., Hudson). Evening performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM, with a Sunday matinee at 2 PM. Tickets are $10-$25. For more info, call the box office at 822-9667.