Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Stage Combat, Special Effects
Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
WINNER - 2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award
A 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. 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, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
"Packed with action, wit, and a sizable nerd-quotient, the production is a delight from start to finish" - Theatremania, Read More
"Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart." - The New York Times, Read More
"Nguyen is a refreshing, break-the-rules writer — he has a ready embrace of pop culture, high-school speak and 'High Fidelity' cool, and he also has a mission to redeem gaming geeks everywhere...She Kills Monsters, delivers exactly what it promises, is generally a blast" - Chicago Tribune, Read More
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She Kills Monsters premiered at the Flea Theater on November 4, 2011 under the direction of Robert Ross Parker.