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IC TheatreWorks spring production, “She Kills Monsters,” opens March 23


Illinois College TheatreWorks presents “She Kills Monsters” written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Dr. Nancy Taylor Porter, professor of theatre, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in McGaw Fine Arts Center’s Sibert Theatre.

Other showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 28-30 and 2 p.m. March 31. The play contains adult language and themes that may not be suitable for children.

“She Kills Monsters”* has been heralded as “an ingenious comedy” that slips between a Midwest high school and a Dungeons & Dragons quest. The play tells the story of Agnes Evans, an Ohio high school teacher, after the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. As Agnes enters into the world her lost sister created, her playful romp through fanciful landscapes uncovers a deeper lesson. She gains a new understanding of Tilly and begins to see herself through her sister’s eyes in a way she couldn’t before her death. The dragons Agnes encounters and slays are more real than she ever imagined and reveal her sister’s hidden battles. As New York Times reviewer Eric Grode wrote, this remarkable play, will “slash and shapeshift its way into your heart.”

Tickets for “She Kills Monsters” are $10 and available online at or by phone at 217.245.3471. Learn more about the theatre program at Illinois College at  

For information on making a donation to support Illinois College TheatreWorks, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 217.245.3046 or visit

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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