FSU’s Theatre and Dance to Open Season With Dungeons & Dragons Thriller “She Kills Monsters”
Theatre and Dance at FSU will open its 2014-2015 season with the action-packed award-winning thriller “She Kills Monsters” by up-and-coming playwright Qui Nguyen, an artist known for his innovative nods to pop culture, puppetry and multimedia. Performances will take place in the Performing Arts Center’s F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 23 through 25, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.
Directed by Darrell Rushton, an associate professor in the department, performances will feature original fight choreography by guest artist Michael G. Chin, who created fights for the New York premiere of the play in 2011.
“She Kills Monsters” follows average Agnes as she grapples over the tragic fate of her sister Tilly with whom she had very little in common. While packing up her family home in Athens, Ohio, Agnes stumbles on a Dungeons & Dragons module created by her weird sister, and before long her world is anything but ordinary.
With a cohort of Tilly’s nerdy friends, Agnes vanquishes evil during a gaming quest for the lost soul of Athens and, in the process, discovers more than she ever imagined about her sister, as well as herself.
Filled with randy ogres, blood-sucking cheerleaders and hostile fairies, “She Kills Monsters” is a comedic drama that celebrates the D&D warrior and awesome geek within us all.
Chin is a professional actor and sanctioned fight master with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). He serves as fight director in residence for the White Horse and Pan Asian Repertory theatres in New York City, and he has taught, choreographed and consulted on Broadway, as well as for the Asian American Theatre Company, the Vineyard Theatre, New York University, the Drama League and the Classical Theatre of Harlem. A teacher at Muhlenberg, Brooklyn College and Pace University, Chin has previously appeared at FSU to offer workshops and adjudicate SADF skills proficiency tests for the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Savage Mountain Stage Combat Club.
Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for the general public. Season subscriptions are available until Oct. 25. Main stage subscriptions are $40 and student subscriptions are $20. Group discounts are also available.
For more information, call the Theatre and Dance Box Office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30pm
F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg