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 Tillly'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, lecturer and production manager for 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, and 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.
The production features mature content and is recommended for ages 13 and above.