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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

GISELE VIENNE/JONATHAN CAPDEVILLE/DENNIS COOPER: Jerk

Jerk might be unbearable for some. But in our eyes, theater so wisely woven with reality, however violent, is wholesome." - Les Inrockuptibles, France

Gisèle Vienne's Jerk is based on the chilling text of Dennis Cooper, an author deemed "the most dangerous writer in America" by the Village Voice. It is a story told from the vantage point of David Brooks, the real life accomplice to Texas serial killer Dean Corll who was responsible for the deaths of more than 25 teenage boys in the early 1970s.

Jerk is theatre at its starkest, a harrowing journey into the most hidden corners of the human psyche.
Performed by and created in collaboration with Jonathan Capdevielle

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