Del Mar Drama’s Productions Continues Their “Monster of A Season”

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Del Mar Drama continues with their “monster of a season!” Their spring production, She Kills Monsters by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Qui Nguyen, starts this week.

She Kills Monsters is a very interesting show to produce,” says Kim Frederick, Del Mar College professor of drama and director. “The story demonstrates how the grieving Agnes goes through for her sister Tilly is intimate and palpable, but the Dungeons and Dragons world she explores from Tilly’s journal is exciting, explosive, mysterious and epic. When Agnes enters this latter world, she gets to reconnect with her sister and finds out who Tilly really was—a loving, curious, creative soul.”

The production runs Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, and Wednesday through Friday, March 5-7, beginning each evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Sue Sellors Finley Theatre located in the Fine Arts Center on the East Campus on Ayers Street. Cost is $15 general admission (reserved seating); $12 for senior citizens, military and DMC employees and alumni with valid I.D. (reserved seating); $8 students (reserved seating) and $3 student rush (available one hour prior to each performance). To purchase tickets online, visit dmc122011.delmar.edu/drama/tickets.html.  She Kills Monsters is for mature audiences only due to strong adult language and situations. No children under 10 are permitted with other ages allowed at the discretion of the parents or guardians only. 

For more information about the production, call the Del Mar Drama Box Office at 698-1509 or email drama@delmar.edu.

In a time before Facebook, Worlds of Warcraft and massive online RPGs, there existed simply … a game … Dungeons and Dragons. Average Agnes is finally leaving her childhood home following the death of her totally weird sister, Tilly. When she stumbles upon Tilly’s notebook, however, Agnes embarks on a quest to unearth the secrets – and monsters – that plagued her sister in life. 

She Kills Monsters features a talented cast of Del Mar students, who have had a great time exploring the characters living in both the real and Dungeons and Dragons worlds. A high-octane dramatic comedy full of hostile fairies, nasty ogres and the 90s pop culture, She Kills Monsters offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. 

For more information about the College’s Drama program, visit www.delmar.edu/drama.

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