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Keeping the performing arts alive with She Kills Monsters

The Ohio State University Lima campus will present She Kills Monsters, a fantasy/adventure/comedy by Qui Nguyen., directed by Lecturer of Theatre, Margie Anich, next Spring.

Nicole Ellis

The OSU Lima theatre department’s production of Qui Nguyen’s play She Kills Monsters is set to debut at the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. The play follows the story of a gay, geeky teenage girl who creates her own land in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. The show will take audiences on an exciting adventure and showcase the theatre department’s unique, inclusive, and creative work.

When it comes to choosing a show, director Margie Anich always keeps the department and OSU Lima students in mind. “We don’t have a big department, and we don’t have a lot of students, so part of my goal when choosing a play is choosing something that they might get excited about” Anich expressed, citing a prevalence of student gamers at OSU Lima as partial motivation to pursue a Dungeons and Dragons based play.

Anich wanted material that would bring diversity to the stage, whether it be with race, ability, or sexual orientation. “I’m also big on empathy and actually stepping into someone else’s shoes to know what they feel like” added Anich, expressing the importance of challenging students to go outside of their own experiences.

She Kills Monsters is recommended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and available at the theatre box office. Show dates include:

  • Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m.

For more information on ticket reservation, please visit https://lima.osu.edu/academics/departments/theatre-department/theatre-box-office.html

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