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She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

By Qui Nguyen
Lisa Gaye Dixon, director

Few contemporary plays have been as widely performed and well-loved as Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters. Agnes Evans lives an uneventful life until she is thrust into crisis by the sudden deaths of her parents and sister in a tragic car accident. Shaken out of her routine and forced to confront everything she had been pushing aside in order to keep her life uneventful and ordinary, Agnes begins to explore the worlds her sister had created through the fantasy game Dungeons and Dragons. Toggling back and forth between reality and fantasy, Agnes gradually comes to know herself and her family and learns to overcome her own inner monsters as she lets her life blossom into the extraordinary. Please join Illinois Theatre for a virtual performance of this captivating play.

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms will be presented via Zoom. Registration is required. Audience members will not appear on screen.

This performance contains adult content.

This performance will last approximately two hours.

The performance will also be available to view on demand from April 30 through May 2. Closed captioning will be provided for on-demand viewing.

This event can only be viewed online. There will be no in-person, public audience.

How to Access This Zoom Production

  • First, click on Register for the Zoom Event: Apr 24 or Register for the Zoom Event: Apr 25. (You will need to do this well in advance of the performance time, and it can be done prior to the dates of the event.)
  • Fill out your name and email address and click “Register.” You will receive an email invitation to “Join Zoom Webinar” with a link. On the day of the event, please click on the link and follow the prompts to join the Zoom Webinar. We ask that you join 5 to 10 minutes early so that you are connected and ready for the performance start time.
  • For a video demonstration, view this short Zoom tutorial.

Note: For security purposes, all participants will need to be logged into their Zoom account prior to joining this event. Participants who are not a University of Illinois student, faculty, or staff member may need to create a free Zoom account in order to join the event. Participants will also need to use the Zoom desktop client or mobile app. They will not be able to join using the web client.

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Event Details

Online Event Only
SA APR 24, 2021 - 7:30PM CT
SU APR 25, 2021 - 3:00PM CT
On-Demand Viewing: Fr-Su, April 30-May 2, 2021