The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts program will present the dark comedy “She Kills Monsters” Feb. 20-24 in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.
This play tells the story of Agnes Evans, a young woman grieving for her deceased sister, Tilly. The sisters were never close, but after finding Tilly’s notebook containing a game scenario she created, Agnes discovers that Tilly was a well-known Dungeons and Dragons player. With the help of Chuck, a “dungeon master,” Agnes plays the quest Tilly described and is able to understand the sister she never really knew.
“She Kills Monsters,” which is set in Athens, Ohio, in the 1990s, was written by Que Nguyen and debuted in 2011. The play is rated R for language and adult themes.
Regular performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-23; admission is $6. Tickets are $16 for the Feb. 23 dinner theatre in the Stauffacher lobby; dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The dinner theatre menu is available by calling the Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A matinée will be presented at 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Anyone 60 or older may reserve free tickets for the matinée.
SFCC students and employees receive free admission, and cost of the dinner theatre for them is $10. Special group rates are available for both regular performances and dinner theatre.
Agnes – Alyce Wilson, Eldon
Tilly – Lauren Dowell, Odessa
Lillith – Tessa Luechtefeld, Warrensburg
Kaliope – Hannahmaye Doster, Odessa
Orcus – Cody Jones, Harrisonville
Chuck – Garrett Hight, Oak Grove
Miles – Joshua Barner, Lee’s Summit
Narrator, Vera and Beholder – Victoria Stowell, Sedalia
Farrah the Faerie and Monster Ensemble – Allison Hayes, Macon
Steve and Monster Ensemble – Denver Montgomery, La Monte
Evil Tina and Monster Ensemble – Taylor Winfrey, Marshall
Evil Gabby and Monster Ensemble – Quinn Frerking, Fayette
Monsters – Dakota Swain, Lowry City; Noah Summit, Warrensburg; Sara Stansbury, Jefferson City; Alecia Bennett, Kansas City; Devon Hawkins, Sedalia; Maryanne Henley, California
Director – Eric Yazell, Theatre Arts program coordinator
Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Noah Summitt, Warrensburg
Box Office – Tiffany Bryant, staff
Costumer – Kim Windle, staff
Set Designer – Tim Wells, SFCC instructor
Choreographer – Dana Goosen, SFCC staff
Fight Choreographer – Wade Hughes, Sedalia
Fight Captain – Dakota Swain, Lowry City
House Manager/Box Office – Maryanne Henley, California
Light Board/Props – Kimberly Ransdell, Lincoln
Sound Board – Holden Childress, Urbana
Costume Crew – Abagail Gish, Knob Noster; Tessa Luechtefeld, Warrensburg; Sara Stansbury, Jefferson City; Morgan Trotter, Cole Camp Latosha Herron, Marshall, Alecia Bennett, Kansas City, Maryanne Henley, California; Josh Barner, Lee’s Summit, Lauren Dowell, Odessa, Allison Hayes, Macon
Props – Alecia Bennett, Kansas City
Prop assistants/Running Crew – Abagail Gish, Knob Noster; Debbie Guymon, Tipton
Set Crew – Josh Barner, Lee’s Summitt; Tessa Luechtefeld, Warrensburg; Alecia Bennett, Kansas City; Alyce Wilson, Eldon; Hannahmaye Doster, Odessa; Victoria Stowell, Sedalia; Denver Montgomery, La Monte; Devon Hawkins, Sedalia; Cody Jones, Harrisonville; Garrett Hight, Oak Grove; Ashtyn Parkey and Donna Goeking