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Ogres and Cheerleaders

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

When straight, responsible Agnes comes across the gaming module left behind by her dead alpha-nerd sister, she’s thrust into a world that includes not only dungeons and dragons, but homicidal fairies, raunchy ogres and bloodthirsty cheerleaders, as the fantasy world turns real and what’s at stake is her sister’s soul.

Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters is “a cool, goofy, and kick-ass play,” according to Martin Shell, who directs it this weekend at Springfield College. It’s also been called “a heart-pounding homage to the badass (and geek) within us all” and its author “a refreshing, break-the-rules writer [who] has a ready embrace of pop culture, high-school speak and High Fidelity cool, and a mission to redeem gaming geeks everywhere.”

April 3-6, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Fuller Arts Center, Wilbraham Ave., Springfield College. $2-5 at the door. springfieldcollege.edu/simpson.

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