41 White Street
(between Broadway and Church Streets)
New York, NY 10013
Subway: 1 to Franklin Street; N, R, Q, 6, J, M, Z, A, C, E to Canal
She Kills Monsters
Pay-What-You-Can Tuesdays; $10 Saturday Matinees
The Bats are back and ready for action in The Flea Theater’s world premiere production of She Kills Monsters, a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Robert Ross Parker. Previews begin November 4, with opening night slated for Thursday, November 17.
In She Kills Monsters, Average Agnes is finally leaving her childhood home following the death of her totally weird sister, Tilly. When she stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, Agnes embarks on an action-packed adventure to discover more about her sister than she previously cared to know. A high-octane comedy fraught with hostile fairies, randy ogres, and 1990s pop culture, She Kills Monsters is a heart-pounding homage to the badass (and geek) within us all.
The Flea will also host the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired art exhibit DOOMSLANGERS. Successfully presented at New York’s Allegra LaViola Gallery last winter, Artist Casey Jex Smith brings to life a Dungeons & Dragons adventure to save the mythical city of Dingershare from the evil Lord Ricaek. The exhibit can be viewed in the Flea’s lobby one-hour before the show.
The production features members of the Flea’s lauded resident acting ensemble The Bats: Satomi Blair, Allison Buck, Ugo Chukwu, Jack Corcoran, Edgar Eguia, Cleo Grey, Raul Sigmund Julia, Annabel Lalonde, Bruce A. Lemon, Sean McIntyre, Megha Nabe, Margaret Odette, Brett Ashley Robinson, and Nicky Schmidlein.
The design team includes Nick Francone (set & lighting), Jessica Pabst (costumes), Shane Rettig (sound), David Valentine (puppets), Kate Sinclair Foster (props & asst. set), Mike Chin (fight director), Mimi Quillin (choreography), Patrick Metzger (asst. sound), and Michelle Kelleher (stage manager).
Tickets are $25 and are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org. Please also note, all Tuesday performances are Pay-What-You-Can (one ticket per person; subject to availability at the door only) and Saturday matinees are $10.
“Nguyen’s writing is fiendishly funny“
– Stage & Cinema
“[Parker’s] work…is invaluable & expert”
“The Bats are among the most dedicated, adventurous & talented performers presently making theater in New York”
-Show Business Weekly