First staging of ‘She Kills Monsters’ at Pellissippi State set for Nov. 13

She Kills Monsters Cast
Pellissippi State Community College student Julianna Meyers, center, plays Agnes Evans in “She Kills Monsters,” a dramatic comedy by Qui Nguyen. Evans enters the world of Dungeons and Dragons, fighting fairies and evil ogres. With Meyers are Alexandra Riggs, left, and Caroline Darwin, who portray Lilith, a demon princess, and Tilly, Agnes’s sister, respectively.

Enter into the fantasy realm of role-playing games in “She Kills Monsters,” a dramatic comedy by playwright Qui Nguyen, by attending one of multiple performances offered at Pellissippi State Community College.

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, with additional showings at the same time Nov. 14, 20, and 21, as well as matinee performances at 2 p.m., Nov. 15 and 22. All presentations are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

The production is for mature audiences.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors or students. Purchase tickets at

“She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans, who, following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly, discovers Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook. Agnes stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

Acclaimed young playwright Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all in this dramatic comedy, which comes complete with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and even some references to ’90s pop culture.

“She Kills Monsters” is one of the events that make up The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures, and the fine arts. For more information, visit or call the Box Office at 865-539-7529.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or



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