She Kills Monsters at Eastern Regional HS

While it’s great to be back at the ol’ alma mater, it’s bittersweet to see my nephew in his last HS play.  He’s got a musical in the spring that my niece will do as well, but it all went by so fast and covid literally ate two years of indoor performance for their school.  Hope it was worth it.  But let’s get right into the play.  To say that my nephew killed it, is a bit of a redundancy if you followed his EHS theatre career- dude always kills it.  I had a front row seat, (even though I sat in the back and took pics and vid), for the whole thing and I don’t even have words to express how proud I am.  Whatever he does next, I truly can’t wait.  To think that I have been an influence is at the top of my list for things that bring me great joy.

I also can’t say enough about the play.  “She Kills Monsters” was not something I knew anything about before this Fall.  It takes place in the 90s and for that alone I was intrigued.  Nick literally wore a version the Nirvana t-shirt that I have had since those days.  The humor was on point, The Gap, Easy Cheese… and a thing called Dungeons and Dragons.  I didn’t play DnD but I have covered dozens and dozens of Com-icons, Festivals, Renaissance Faires, etc over the years to have a deep, deep appreciation for cosplay and role-playing games, of which, Dungeons and Dragons is grand-daddy of them all.  The play is about a freshman that passes away and her older more popular older sister discovers her world by playing a DnD adventure that her sister left.  Nick plays “Chuck” the dungeon master— that narrates and unfolds that adventure. (For those that do not know, that’s basically what DND is— a Dungeon Master unfolds and adventure and the character in the game make choices and decisions.  In the process the living sister, Agnes, learns a lot about her deceased sister Tillie and even more about herself… 

Here are some photos from the play.