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Blue Ridge Community College theatre department hosts fully online fall production of “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms”

November 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 8 at 2 p.m., the Blue Ridge Community College Drama Department presents “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” by playwright Qui Nguyen.

This online theatrical experience is an adaptation of the original script that allows the production to take place on Zoom. Nguyen, a screenwriter and co-founder of the Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of New York City, saw a need for theatre in the time of quarantine and re-wrote the play to accommodate social distancing.

Woman in costume holding an axeThe plot centers around the character of Agnes Evans, an average girl, whose life takes an unexpected turn when her Dungeons and Dragons-loving younger sister Tilly tragically dies in a car accident. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook, she sets out on an adventure she never saw coming.

The cast includes returning performers Olly Taylor and Adrian Gonzalez taking on the role of Chuck Biggs; theatre major Remy Fifield and Hendersonville High School student Ashlie Hanke playing Tilly; and theatre major Sarah Freeman and IC Imagine student Jayna Gerber portraying Agnes. Other appearances include local homeschooler Mary Treadway as Demon Queen Lilith Morningstar; Blue Ridge theatre majors Logan Justice and Colton Putnam as Orcus; and even some remote Iowan performers Bri Stoever and Alex Foote as Kaliope Darkwalker.

The tech team includes stage manager Chloe Hallman; assistant stage manager Alex Farrell; production designer Courtney Creasman; Zoom liaison Aidoneus Walton; and director Jennifer Treadway.

All performances will take place live via Zoom Nov. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. For more information, or to reserve your free ticket to Blue Ridge Community College’s “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” contact the Blue Ridge Theatre Department at: jennifers@blueridge.edu.

Information about how to donate to the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation will be given during the performances to help the Theatre Department continue to offer quality and innovative programming.