It is All Girl Power in "She Kills Monsters," a Comedy-Adventure Homage to Geek Warriors

shekillsmonsters.jpgA pseudo-violent comedy adventure of identity, fantasy and killing monsters is now playing on the Ives Hall Studio 119 stage through March 29 at SSU.

Paul Draper directs the comedy-adventure written by Qui Nguyen. A high-octane comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 1990's pop culture, "She Kills Monsters" is a heart-pounding homage to the geek warrior in us all.

High school teacher Agnes comes to terms with the death of the teenage sister she never really knew when Agnes discovers Tilly's rich role-playing world of "Dungeons & Dragons" and her secret identity as Tilius the Paladin.

Dubbed with her own gamer handle - Agnes the Ass-hatted - and provided with only a "regular" sword, she follows the dynamic trio of Tilius, Lilith, and Kaliope in search of the "Lost Soul of Athens," confronts Orcus the Overlord of the Underworld, does battle with five-headed dragon Tiamat and finds her true self.

Set in Athens, Ohio in 1995, Agnes' real-life quest to know her sister is paralleled in a "Dungeons & Dragons" adventure theatrically bringing Tilly's hidden high school life to life - and into the open.

"Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious...'She Kills Monsters'...will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart," said the New York Times when "She Kills Monsters" premiered at the Flea Theatre in New York in 2011.

The performance schedule is:

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 and Saturday, March 8
6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6,
11 p.m. Friday, March 7, March 26 to March 29
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29
11 p.m. Thursday, March 27

Daily parking passes are $5 and may be purchased from the self-dispenser at the lot entrance.

TICKET PRICES:Admission prices to performances range from $10 to $17. SSU students admitted free. $10, non-SSU students and seniors; $15 faculty and staff; $17, standard admission.

The box office is located in the Student Union building. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and one hour prior to all concerts. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email

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