We’re drawn to all the elements here: homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, fantasy role-playing games, and—most of all—dragon puppets. In She Kills Monsters, Vietnamese-American playwright Qui Nguyen pays homage to nerds before they were hip, circa 1995. In it, Agnes Evans discovers a notebook containing her later sister’s Dungeons and Dragons crusade, and through the adventure that unfolds live on-stage, she starts to understand her sibling’s hidden life. The Chicago Tribune has called the script “clever, funny, moving, lively and delightfully geeky”. Keltie Forsyth directs.
UBC Theatre & Film presents She Kills Monsters at the the Telus Studio Theatre in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts from Thursday (January 18) to February 3.
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Visit German artmaker Sven Marquardt’s immersive photo ode to Berlin’s underground clubs from 2 to 8 p.m.