Dungeons & Dragons; either you played, like I did, as a kid growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, or you play as a kid now growing up with revised versions of the classic handbooks. Either way the game is a fun, engrossing, rollercoaster ride of fantasy and magic! Those words also are perfect to describe the current production by the Longwood University Theatre Department, “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” by Qui Nguyen.
It 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 finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’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.
A special online performance is in rehearsals now and will be available for viewing November 11th through November 15th, right here on our “Performances” page. A special code to view the performance will be required which may be obtained by calling the Theatre Box Office at a future date to be mentioned here on our blog page, so bookmark us now!