Area Stage Company is set to mount a professional production of She Kills Monsters, a play by Qui Nguyen. “Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious.... It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart,” writes The New York Times.
A New York Times Critics Pick when it premiered off Broadway at the Flea Theater in 2011, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans, following the death of her sister Tilly, as she prepares to leave her childhood home. Once Agnes discovers Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook, she is whisked away to begin an adventure of self-discovery filled with homicidal fairies and nasty ogres, appealing to the geek and warrior within us all.
The original production played to sold-out houses and high critical praise. “Packed with action, wit, and a sizeable nerd-quotient, the production is a delight from start to finish,” writes Theatremania.
Following the immense success and critical acclaim of his professional production of Shrek the Musical earlier this year, the young visionary Giancarlo Rodaz will direct, as well as design the set and lighting, of this production of She Kills Monsters. A cast of nine talented actors will tell the story, many of them moving seamlessly from character to character throughout the piece.
The play will feature original music, hand-drawn animation, and live puppetry to aid in the visual storytelling a tale of high-fantasy requires.
She Kills Monsters will runs from September 14th to the 30th with shows at 7:30 PM on Fridays, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Saturdays, and 5:00 PM on Sundays. Buy your tickets HERE!