USM Theater Brings Fantastic Dungeons & Dragons-Inspired Adventure to Stage


Juliet Monize as Agnes and Myles Robbe as Miles rehearse a fight streak for “She Kills Monsters”. Courtesy photo

USM’s Drama Department is bringing audiences back to Russell Hall with Qui Nguyen’s funny, moving and adventure-packed “She Kills Monsters” from November 12-21.

It’s 1995 – “Gangsta’s Paradise”, “Waterfalls” and “Creep” topped the charts. But for Agnes, none of this matters because her little sister, Tilly is gone – or is she? Armed with her sister’s latest Dungeons and Dragons campaign, Agnes must now navigate the secret world created by Tilly to find out who she really was during her lifetime. Bursting with homicidal fairies, evil ogres, and ’90s pop culture references, “She Kills Monsters” is a tribute to the geek and warrior in all of us.

Megan Tripaldi, show director and USM Theater alumnus, said “She Kills Monsters” has a universal appeal that audiences will love.

“Everyone experiences being a teenager,” Tripaldi said. “As silly and larger than life as this show may be, the real power behind it is knowing that as lonely as we felt at this age, we’ve never really been.”

Juliet Moniz, a theater student at USM, plays the main role of Agnes. “Everything about Agnes Evans is average. Her clothes, her cheerleader, her boyfriend, ”she said. “Until her sister suddenly dies and is plunged into a world of grief, guilt, and Dungeons and Dragons. For the first time in her life, Agnes is an outsider and the geeks are in charge. must learn to fight and accept those who are not afraid to be different.

“She Kills Monsters” opens November 12 and runs through November 21. All performances take place on the USM Gorham campus in historic Russell Hall. This show deals with the themes of bullying and homophobia and contains depictions of violence. Flashing lights are used.

To purchase tickets, find information, or request special accommodations, visit, or call the USM Theater box office at (207) 780-5151.

USM Theater requires masks for all audience members and a vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test within 48 hours of the performance or a negative rapid test within 12 hours of the performance. Testing requirements include children under the age of 12.

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