The Northeast State Department of Theater proudly presents the modern play She Kills Monsters opening Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Theater at the College’s Blountville campus.
The new production continues the tradition of vividly creative and cutting edge productions from the College’s award-winning Theater Department.
Written by modern playwright Qui Nguyen, Monsters delivers a wonderful comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. Five years later when Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.
In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s’ pop culture, Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Agnes journeys into a surreal world where all she thought she knew is turned on its head. The play asks critical and universal questions about human beings and our quest to know where we all fit in the world.
The play involves mature themes and strong adult language and is recommended for audiences ages 18 and older. She Kills Monsters is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets are $10 and admission is free to currently enrolled Northeast State students with valid identification. The play’s performance dates are Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 and 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the WRCPA Theater.