SHE KILLS MONSTERS Opens Tonight at Sonoma State University

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SHE KILLS MONSTERS Opens Tonight at Sonoma State UniversityA pseudo-violent comedy adventure of identity, fantasy and killing monsters! Sonoma State University Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance presents "She Kills Monsters." Paul Draper directs the comedy-adventure written by Qui Nguyen, opening tonight, March 5, 2014 on the campus of Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif.

High school teacher Agnes comes to terms with the death of the teenage sister she never really knew when Agnes discovers Tilly's rich role-playing world of "Dungeons & Dragons" and her secret identity as Tilius the Paladin. Dubbed with her own gamer handle - Agnes the Ass-hatted - and provided with only a "regular" sword, she follows the dynamic trio of Tilius, Lilith, and Kaliope in search of the "Lost Soul of Athens," confronts Orcus the Overlord of the Underworld, does battle with five-headed dragon Tiamat and finds her true self. Set in Athens, Ohio in 1995, Agnes' real-life quest to know her sister is paralleled in a "Dungeons & Dragons" adventure theatrically bringing Tilly's hidden high school life to life - and into the open. A high-octane comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 1990's pop culture, Qui Nguyen's "She Kills Monsters" is a heart-pounding homage to the geek warrior in us all.

"Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious...'She Kills Monsters'...will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart," said the New York Times when "She Kills Monsters" premiered at the Flea Theatre in New York in 2011. WHEN: March 5 to March 8, 2014

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 and Saturday, March 8, 2014
6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014
11 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 WHEN: March 26 to March 29, 2014
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, 2014
11 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 LOCATION: Ives Hall, Studio 119

Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Ives Hall is accessed through the main entrance to Sonoma State University. VENUES / PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking passes are $5 and may be purchased from the self-dispenser at the lot entrance. TICKET PRICES: $10-$17. Admission prices to performances range from $10 to $17. Sonoma State University students are admitted free for all performances. $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University Faculty and Staff; $17 standard admission. Tickets also sold at the door one hour prior to curtain. PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246.

The box office is located in the Student Union building. On performance nights, depending on the performance venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all concerts. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu

Photo by Linnea Mullins

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