A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, 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 young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
Agnes: Erin Segura
Tilly: Shannon Kenast
Chuck: Phillip Spear
Miles: David Keadle
Lilith/Lily: Leslie Whitman
Kalliope/Kelly: Morgan James
Orcus/Ronnie: Cody Dunstan
Evil Tina: Hannah Robideaux
Evil Gabbie: Reagan Thompson
Vera: Elaine Kibodeaux
Steve: Erik Schneider
Narrator: Nick Dooley
Monsters: Trevor Meche, Kristiana Thompson
Joseph Diaz, Director
Walter Brown, Assistant Director
Walter Brown, Set Designer
Jennifer Land Hebert, Costume Designer
Ken Harellson, Fight Choreographer
Joseph Diaz, Lighting Designer
No less impressive, however, are the play’s depictions of the more conventional wounds of adolescence, the ones that come from loving and not being loved in return. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart.
---Eric Grode, The New York Times
There are a few detours into the juvenile...but "She Kills Monsters," which delivers exactly what it promises, is generally a blast
---Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
That’s the beauty of ...“She Kills Monsters”: It does transcend stereotype, and it keeps you guessing till the end.
---Jeffery Gantz, Boston Globe
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Alicia Chaisson, Director
Laura Blum, Vocal Director/Supervising Music Director
Melinda Cauberreaux, Choreographer
Courtenay Hoover, Conductor
Walter Brown, Set Designer
URINETOWN was nominated for an impressive 10 Tony Awards, winning for Best Book, Score, and direction. It also won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical.
Tony Award - Best Book of a Musical
Tony Award - Best Direction of a Musical
Tony Award - Best Original Musical Score
Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Musical
Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Choreography
Obie Award - Best Choreography
Obie Award - Best Book and Lyrics
Drama League Award - Best Musical