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On stage – She Kills Monsters coming to SHS

By Melissa Wagoner

She Kills Monsters, by playwright Qui Nguyen. has been “extremely popular in high schools nation-wide” since its debut in 2011, according to Silverton High School theater instructor Doug Ousterhout. The play opens in the SHS auditorium on Nov. 16.

“The show is particularly aimed at teenagers but will appeal to adults as well, especially those who remember the ’90s,” Ousterhout said, describing the play as a modern show packed with action and adventure.

It’s the story of Agnes Evans, whose life is suddenly overturned when she loses her parents and her sister, Tilly, in an accident.  The play largely takes place in an imaginary world where grief-struck Agnes attempts to get to know her sister better through a Dungeons & Dragons module Tilly wrote before she died.

“There are many fighting scenes with swords and clubs as well as some very revealing information about Agnes and who her little sister really was,” Ousterhout said of the plot, which he feels has been enhanced by the current cast.

“The cast is particularly good in their roles,” he said. “We have been working very hard with the stage combat scenes and have enjoyed the music from the early ’90s. This is not your average high school play.”

She Kills Monsters
(Young Adventures Edition) by Qui Nguyen
Ideal for teens and adults, not recommended for young elementary students.

Silverton High School Auditorium
Nov. 16-18 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for students

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