UK Theatre to Open Season With 'She Kills Monsters'
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance will return to the stage this fall with what many feel is a fitting production for Halloween weekend, "She Kills Monsters." The production will storm the stage Oct. 27-30, at the Guignol Theatre.
"She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen, is the story of Agnes, an average young woman, who when her sister, Tilly, dies in a tragic accident, discovers the teen's "Dungeons and Dragons" notebook and sets off on an extraordinary adventure into the fantasy world of RPGs (role-playing games). "She Kills Monsters" will captivate audiences looking for a witty epic with trolls, dragons, wizards and a powerful “girl-nerd.”
"She Kills Monsters" will be presented 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 27-29, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30. Tickets for the production are $15 for general admission and $10 for UK students with a valid ID through the Singletary Center box office. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 859-257-4929, visit online at www.scfatickets.com or purchase in person during operating hours.
In celebration of the opening production, UK Theatre cast members will present a fight demo of some of their moves from the show on campus 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Patterson Office Tower plaza. The demonstration is free and open to the public.
The UK Department of Theatre and Dance at UK College of Fine Arts has played an active role in the performance scene in Central Kentucky for more than 100 years. Students in the program get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from the renowned professional theatre faculty. The liberal arts focus of their bachelor's degree program is coupled with ongoing career counseling to ensure a successful transition from campus to professional life.
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