Photos: LHS Theatre Presents ‘She Kills Monsters’
Courtesy of the Lincoln High School Theatre Department…
She Kills Monsters tackles many issues faced by all ages in society, such as grief, loss, bullying, discrimination, and LGBTQ+ societal issues. It also tackles themes of women’s empowerment.
To process through these themes, Lincoln Theatre Arts will partner with the Des Moines Pride Center to host a talk back discussion following Friday night’s performance* in which audience members can explore how these themes relate to today’s world.
She Kills Monsters will run Nov. 3-5 in the Lincoln High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5.
- Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.*
- Saturday, November 5 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
She Kills Monsters is a griping, coming of age story centered around Agnes Evans, who tragically loses her entire family in a car accident. Forced to cope with this loss, Agnes embarks on a journey to learn more about the sister she just lost. This journey of loss and discovery takes Agnes on an unfamiliar path, one inspired by her sister’s last homespun Dungeons and Dragons campaign. We watch as our protagonist battles external enemies and internal distress while trying to balance out her life as the so-called “average” person she is. Will Agnes find comfort in getting to know her sister’s true identity or will this quest simply provide more questions?
The goal of this production is to raise awareness about discrimination, mental health and encourage or produce women’s empowerment. This show is a theatrical performance that encourages people to know that they are accepted for whoever they are, it will also allow for people to find resources, so they know they are not alone. Many people are left unaware of resources for mental health. This production will provide resources and encourage people to reach out if they need help. We encourage all to fight against the stigmas on mental health.
This show is recommended for an audience that is thirteen years of age and above due to strong language and mature content.