Join the World of Fantasy and Family in Georgia Southern’s Theatre & Performance Production of “She Kills Monsters”
In “She Kills Monsters,” playwright Qui Nguyen boldly goes where generations of dungeon masters have gone before, to tell the story of a young woman who, in losing herself in a game, reclaims a long-gone loved one. Agnes is grieving over the loss of her 15 year old sister Tilly in a car crash. Seeking to know the sister she has lost, Agnes enters Tilly’s fantasy world to discover more about her sister and the world she lived in. Directed by Professor Nicholas Newell, the production engages the audience with a unique escape into the world of fantasy, grief and gaming. Filled with sword fights and monsters and the odd gelatinous cube, this comedy will touch your heart and release your inner geek.
Professional Fight Choreographers Jake Guinn and his assistant Caitlyn Larsen were brought in to train the student actors and create the multiple fight sequences for the production. Guinn is the youngest ever certified teacher of the Society of American Fight Directors. Larsen is a certified actor of the society. Both choreographers work in stage and film in Atlanta acting, choreographing fights and doing stunt work.
“Jake and Cate are bringing a level of artistry and discipline to the process that has been terrific for our students that should delight our audiences,” Nicholas Newell, the production’s Director said. “His knowledge of various martial arts forms and a wide range of weaponry is impressive even within the society.”
Kelsey Poole, a student actor in the production, is very excited about showcasing the skills the pair has taught the cast. “There are so many kinds of fights in this show from hand to hand, sword fighting, dance offs- and that’s what gives the show its layers [and] variety,” Poole said. “This is a very action packed show, but it also has a lot of heart! So expect a few pulls on the heartstrings along with the gut punches.”
Georgia Southern Theatre & Performance program’s production of She Kills Monsters features Kelsey Poole as Agnes, Sade Thomas as Tilly, David Jackson as Chuck, and Joey Simon as Miles.
“She Kills Monsters” opens Wednesday, Nov. 9, and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 16. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m. There will be no show on Monday, Nov. 14.
Student and youth tickets are $6. Faculty, staff and community tickets are $12. All seating is general admission. Group prices are available, contact the box office for information. The house opens at 7 p.m., and we encourage audience members to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. to ensure good seats. The balcony will serve as overflow seating. Call the Box Office at 912-478-5379 to make reservations. Reservation requests can be left on box office voicemail 24-hours a day.
The box office is open 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Friday for ticket purchases and reopens at 6 p.m. on performance days.Tickets can also be purchased through Marketplace on the GSU web site at http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/cat/season.