Directing Capstone: Conservatory presents 'She Kills Monsters' on Stage III

Mar. 22, 2018

Conservatory Presents 'She Kills Monsters' on Stage III
A directing capstone project in the Conservatory, 'She Kills Monsters' runs March 30-April 1 on Stage III.

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts in Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts presents the directing capstone project, "She Kills Monsters," a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games on Stage III March 30-April 1.

"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, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. This performance is directed by Conservatory student Gio Bakunawa.

Critical Acclaim for 'She Kills Monsters'

"Nguyen is a refreshing, break-the-rules writer — he has a ready embrace of pop culture, high-school speak and 'High Fidelity' cool, and he also has a mission to redeem gaming geeks everywhere...She Kills Monsters, delivers exactly what it promises, is generally a blast" - Chicago Tribune

Performances: March 30–April 1 on Stage III

Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.

Stage III is Webster's small proscenium theatre in Webster Hall and seats about 125. 

For tickets to all Conservatory of Theatre Arts productions, call, (314) 968-7128. Admission is free for Webster students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID. Other admission is $15 for adults; $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-Webster students.

About the Conservatory

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management. Located in St. Louis in Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, the Conservatory has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century.

Students are selected through auditions and theatre festivals nationwide, as well as through auditions held on campus. All candidates for admission must complete the audition/portfolio review process to be considered.

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