About She Kills Monsters: Agnes Evans is a normal girl, but this is not a normal play. Seeking reconnection with her recently deceased sister, Agnes delves into the world Tilly left behind. The fact that its a Dungeons and Dragons game means faeries and ogres pull the audience from their seats and into a fantasy land where grief battles ghosts. Humor, loss, hand to hand combat, and some casual 90s references collide in Gadflys reimagining of She Kills Monsters.
Starring Mindy Vang and Morgen Chang as the aforementioned sister, and a stellar cast of youth and adults that also includes Justin Betancourt, Armando Ronconi, Michaela Long, Jordan Mattson, Taelyn Gore, Siddeeqah Shabazz, Kellin Robinson, Alex Hervin, and Thomas Bertron. This cast uses age appropriate actors and welcomed performers of incredibly minimal experience alongside small theatre veterans like Chang.
Gadfly Theatre is a company dedicated to queer, feminist art that creates opportunities for queer and marginalized artists, opening their seventh season with She Kills Monsters. This is the first mainstage show in their new space, The Fox Egg Gallery! Tickets available here.
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Gadfly Theatre Productions 2016-2017 Season!
She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
directed by Immanuel Elliott
Following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly, Agnes Evan finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook. She then 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 young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
October 7-10 and 14-16
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
And Then They Fell
directed by Cassandra Snow
Jordan Matthews would be fine, if her mother could hold down a decent job, or if her mother hadn't been arrested on another DUI, or if her mother's boyfriend wasn't a skeevy bastard. But things aren't fine, and Jordan's life is falling apart. The adults in her life are either impotent or uninterested, and the only solace comes from out of the blue.
Final Frontier Festival: Fairy Tales
Our annual queer theatre geek festival, this year we are looking for 20-40 minute shows that queer and subvert fairy tales while still respecting the heart and purpose of these tales as old as time. To submit your script, email firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Mid-June. Other details TBD