MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s theater program will present a production of She Kills Monsters by award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, through Saturday, April 19, with an additional matinee at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The production is about Agnes, a young girl who leaves home after the death of her sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds her sister’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook, she learns she must journey to save Tilly’s soul. Along the way, Agnes crosses paths with homicidal fairies, cranky ogres and demons.
NMU professor Shelley Russell of the communications and performance studies department will direct the production. Tickets are $10 for students with an NMU ID and $15 for the general public. They may be purchased at any NMU EZ Ticket vendor.
Cast members and their roles, along with technical crew members, are:
From Michigan (cities listed alphabetically)
Belmont: Dakota Vogel, Monster;
Calumet: Saylor Elrod, Vera;
East Tawas: Shane Vincent, Chuck;
Ferndale: Donavon Chambers, Orcus;
Gwinn: Laura Thompson, Tilly; Ryan White, Monster;
Ishpeming: Allison Hyttinen, Monster;
Kalamazoo: Jesse Morrow, Monster;
Kingsford: John Scheibe, Miles;
Lincoln Park: Breanna Harvell, Evil Tina;
Manistique: Noah Bauer, Monster;
Marquette: Sophie Shahbazi, Evil Gabby; Jill Vermeulen, Kaliope;
Marshall: Paul Bicknell, Assistant Stage Manager;
Menominee: Wes Beyer, Monster; James Porras II, Monster;
Negaunee: Brady Skewis, Steve;
Saranac: Kristen Priest, Lighting Designer;
White Pigeon: Kasey Hall, Monster;
Columbia: Cecelia Holt, Agnes;
Burnsville: Abby Schneck, Farrah/Monster;
Lino Lakes: Sam Arsenault, Monster;
Beloit: Alexandra Marks, Narrator/Monster;
Loyal: Mallory Olson, Monster;
Mequon: Amanda Woods, Lillith;
Onalaska: Liz Trueblood, Assistant Stage Manager.