‘She Kills Monsters’ coming to Rice University Theatre

Rice University Theatre will present Qui Nguyen’s dramatic comedy “She Kills Monsters” at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13, 3 p.m. Oct. 14 and 8 p.m. Oct. 18 through 20. All performances will take place at Hamman Hall.

She Kills Monsters

Rice University Theatre will present “She Kills Monsters” at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13, 3 p.m. Oct. 14 and 8 p.m. Oct. 18 through 20.

A witty 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, Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

The production will be directed by Christina Keefe, head of the Rice Theatre Program, and Heidi Hinkel. Keefe’s recent directing credits include Rice’s productions of “Rumors” and “Proof.” Hinkel is a performer and fight choreographer who has worked with Theatre Under the Stars, the Houston Shakespeare Festival and Main Street Theater.

Mark Krouskop, lecture and production manager for the Rice Theatre Program, will be the set designer for “She Kills Monsters.” Krouskop designed the outdoor set for Rice’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the raining elevator for “Eurydice” and the Italian village in “Servant of Two Masters.”

Projections will be designed by McMurtry College senior Shelby Bice, who is double-majoring in Visual and Dramatic Arts and Computer Science.

Tickets are $5 for Rice students; $8 for Rice alumni, faculty, staff and senior citizens; $10 for general admission; and $5 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available in advance at 713-348-4005. The production features mature content and is recommended for ages 13 and above.

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