Beneath the "redneck" culture in the rural Deep South -- we're along the border between Alabama and Georgia here -- there's an ugliness that's almost incomprehensible to much of the rest of the world. Usually, when we hear about it, it's wrapped in Confederate flags and Ku Klux Klan robes. Alex Dawson's DEEP IN THE JEEPS OF GEORGIA sidesteps these familiar markers and takes us instead to the breeding grounds of hatred and disrespect for human life where a group of popular local teens glorify this mindset, and even wrap it in religious terms. Their emblems include guns, jeeps, booze and proudly misogynistic sex. It's a harrowing, offensive portrait of what, in program notes, Dawson calls "relentless inhumanity."
"Jane Hardy ably guides a talented cast that brings Dawson's trenchant but awful story to the stage convincingly. It's one of those plays that will show you things you don't want to see. But you should." [Les Gutman/CurtainUp.com]