West Sound Theatre Company Opens “She Kills Monsters” this November
Join West Sound Academy students as they present She Kills Monsters: Young Adventures Edition, November 15-17 at the William D. Harvey Theatre, Olympic College – Bremerton, Washington.
She Kills Monsters is a contemporary dramatic comedy centered around Agnes Evans, a high schooler who is longing to learn more about her recently-deceased sister, Tilly. Set in Athens, Ohio and the imaginary land of New Landia in 1995, the 90-minute play by Qui Nguyen tells the story of Agnes as she deals with the death of her younger sister. “When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her younger sister’s refuge,” explains director Gretchen Nordleaf.
Nordleaf describes the play as “not only a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and ’90s pop culture, but also a story that deals with the themes of questioning LGBTQ roles as an adolescent, acceptance by one’s family, as well as bullying based on stereotypes and stigmas. Agnes learns more about Tilly than she ever could have imagined.”
The cast includes Grace Schmitt, Esther Gleeman, Genna Johnson, River Gsellman, Marin Snelson, Remy Furchtenicht, Alice Cowie, Caleb Phelan, Phillip Cox, Abi Parks, Jonnie Love, L.C. Bowen and Joan Sherpa.
Nordleaf, who is celebrating her sixth year as Drama Director at West Sound Academy, said that this year “we have expanded our program to include a series of shows that are all over the theatre genre world” in response to student interest and requests.” This year’s season also includes Boeing, Boeing to be performed in February and Little Shop of Horrors which will play in April.
Annika Obsequio is the assistant student director of She Kills Monsters, Michael Gao is head stage manager, Momoka Motonaga – assistant stage manager, Sara Adams is stage combat choreographer and technical director, and Ryley Mercado is the student technical director.
She Kills Monsters is set to be performed at 7 p.m. on November 15th and 16th and at 2 p.m. on November 16th and 17th. There will be a post play discussion after the 2 p.m. matinee on November 16th.
Tickets are $8 for K-12 students and $12 for others. Tickets can be purchased at the door 40 minutes before each performance.
Parental guidance recommended—Contains adult humor and language, violence, and mature themes