She Kills Monsters by Clarice Smith online live performance, May 7

She Kills Monsters by Clarice Smith online live performance, May 7

She Kills Monsters
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jared Mezzocchi and Lisa Nathans

May 7, 2020, 8pm

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Special Announcement:

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this will be an online, site-specific, audience integrated performance. The production will only be performed once, on Thursday, May 7 at 8PM. Watch the livestream here.

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online live performance.

After the sudden and tragic death of her younger sister Tilly, Agnes Evans discovers a mysterious fantasy gaming notebook that offers clues into her sister’s life. Risking her own real-life relationships, Agnes enters the action-packed world of Dungeons and Dragons brimming with dominatrix warrior women, ogres and fairies to understand Tilly’s world and mourn her death. This touching story draws on nerd culture and queer representation to explore themes of sisterhood, loss and acceptance.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, TDPS has found creative solutions to keep teaching, learning, and creating in an online environment. Originally scheduled for the Kogod Theatre, She Kills Monsters has moved to Zoom and the livestream of this online performance will be on Thursday, May 7 at 8PM. The audience will experience the play in real time as it is performed by actors in their homes.

Playwright Qui Nguyen has given his full support and blessing to reimagine this play for the digital world.

“Nguyen is a refreshing, break-the-rules writer—he has a ready embrace of pop culture, high-school speak and ‘High Fidelity’ cool, and he also has a mission to redeem gaming geeks everywhere….” — Chicago Tribune

Free, no tickets required.

Antigone at Clarice Smith, Oct 6-13

Antigone at Clarice Smith, Oct 6-13

By Sophocles
Translated by Brendan Kennelly
Directed by Lisa Nathans

October 6 – 13, 2017.

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 . 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 . 2:00PM
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 . 7:30PM
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 . 7:30PM
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 . 7:30PM
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Antigone, a young woman, speaks truth to power, firmly convinced that she is right in following her moral imperative. Her King, Creon, is firmly convinced of the opposite – his law should be obeyed. This elemental ancient play about primordial human themes – honor, loyalty, love, betrayal and conviction – resonates as sharply and as damningly today as it did when it was written 2,500 years ago. This production will focus on the paradox of who is right versus who is wrong… Antigone or Creon? With the help of a modern Greek chorus, audiences will come to their own conclusions.

Note: Tickets to the evening performance on Saturday, October 7 include admission to a pre-show lecture by James Hollis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, starting at 6:30pm. His lecture is entitled, “Antigone’s Dilemma: An Introduction to the Universality of Choice and Consequence.”

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25, Student/Youth: $10

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