The last person you may ever want to spend an evening with is Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer of boys and young men. Although the world learned what went on behind the door of Apt. 213 on N. 25th St. in Milwaukee after a would-be victim escaped in 1991, no one has ever really learned what went on in Dahmer's head.
Joseph W. Ritsch, co-founder of the recently formed Iron Crow Theatre, has attempted to peer into that psyche. His new play, "Apartment 213," is an absorbing, if not entirely satisfying, work. At only about an hour long, there isn't time for a lot of depth or detail. Then again, there's only so much information we could likely stand.
The two-character play uses video and music in unexpected, sometimes surreal ways. Graphic images on screen and nudity onstage have impact, but the most memorable touch — spoiler alert! — is a classic Nat King Cole song that makes a haunting appearance.