She Kills Monsters

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

How do you connect with your sister when she's dead? By ass-kicking your way through Dungeons and Dragons, of course! Qui Nguyen’s play is re-imagined with shadow puppets, soundscapes, and swords. And monsters. Lots and lots of monsters.

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Reviews

Matt Ritchey

She Kills Monsters is a fun, very funny, and emotional show about friendship, love, and fitting in.

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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This ensemble loves the material and each other. They commit to this marvelous script and their tenacity pays off. The women of this company constitute one of the strongest female ensembles I’ve seen at Fringe. Leading the charge is Vivi Thai, her beautiful transition between awkward role-playing newb to impassioned adventurer is measured and perfect. Susannah Snowden-Ifft, as the perky and adorkable Tilly, expertly tackles the tricky role of geeky sister and fantasy heroine. The core relationship between Vivi Thai and Susannah Snowden-Ifft is potent and real, exactly what the show needs to make us care about the characters in both the real and the fantasy world.

This is a fun and surprisingly touching evening of theatre.

sweet - Jim Blanchette


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This show is full of heart and laughs. A rapport with Dungeons and Dragons is a bonus, but certainly not a must! These actors leave it all on the stage with LARPy fun and heartfelt moments.

sweet - Casey C Killian


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We just loved the story of She Kills Monsters, and the message it sends on female empowerment and the positive aspects of role playing games. I never got into RPGs for the same reason that I’m a professional audience, and not either on stage or writing the stories: I can’t inhabit characters, or imagine their stories. But I know D&D players well; I knew folks who were deep in that community when I was in the UCLA Computer Club in the late 1970s. This captured that community, and the freedom that RPGs bring to their players.

The execution of She Kills Monsters was more fringy: minimal sets and costumes, as befits a kickstarted fringe show. Performances were generally strong, but at our preview performance there were a few line mishaps, and the cast was a bit less polished than might be seen in an established company’s fully realized production. That doesn’t make one difference at all to me; this is Fringe, after all. But the Fringe environment forces creativity on a low budget, and this show definitely had both.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

She Kills Monsters is a fun, very funny, and emotional show about friendship, love, and fitting in.

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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We just loved the story of She Kills Monsters, and the message it sends on female empowerment and the positive aspects of role playing games. I never got into RPGs for the same reason that I’m a professional audience, and not either on stage or writing the stories: I can’t inhabit characters, or imagine their stories. But I know D&D players well; I knew folks who were deep in that community when I was in the UCLA Computer Club in the late 1970s. This captured that community, and the freedom that RPGs bring to their players.

The execution of She Kills Monsters was more fringy: minimal sets and costumes, as befits a kickstarted fringe show. Performances were generally strong, but at our preview performance there were a few line mishaps, and the cast was a bit less polished than might be seen in an established company’s fully realized production. That doesn’t make one difference at all to me; this is Fringe, after all. But the Fringe environment forces creativity on a low budget, and this show definitely had both.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


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This ensemble loves the material and each other. They commit to this marvelous script and their tenacity pays off. The women of this company constitute one of the strongest female ensembles I’ve seen at Fringe. Leading the charge is Vivi Thai, her beautiful transition between awkward role-playing newb to impassioned adventurer is measured and perfect. Susannah Snowden-Ifft, as the perky and adorkable Tilly, expertly tackles the tricky role of geeky sister and fantasy heroine. The core relationship between Vivi Thai and Susannah Snowden-Ifft is potent and real, exactly what the show needs to make us care about the characters in both the real and the fantasy world.

This is a fun and surprisingly touching evening of theatre.

sweet - Jim Blanchette


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This show is full of heart and laughs. A rapport with Dungeons and Dragons is a bonus, but certainly not a must! These actors leave it all on the stage with LARPy fun and heartfelt moments.

sweet - Casey C Killian