Theatre Columbus State 2018-19 season: Women in the Spotlight
She Kills Monsters
By Qui Nguyen Directed by Sonda Staley November 14-17, 2018 at 8pm November 15, 2018 at 2pm
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells
the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death
of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook,
however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the
imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden
with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright
Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
A Doll’s House
By Henrik Ibsen Directed by Colleen Cunningham April 24-27, 2019 at 8pm April 25, 2019 at 2pm
Nora, the wife of a banker, has a secret debt, incurred with good intentions and a
forged signature. When her husband is promoted to bank manager, the threat of blackmail
threatens to destroy his career and their family life together. As circumstances unravel,
Nora realizes the truth of her situation: she accuses her husband and her father before
him of having used her as a doll. In one of the most famous scenes ever written for
the stage, Nora slams the door on her domestic life as wife and mother until she can
learn to be herself.
Stupid F***ing Bird
By Aaron Posner Directed by Frank A. Barnhart July 24-27, 2019 at 8pm July 25, 2019 at 2pm
An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation.
A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of
a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and
growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The
Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present,
in search of the true meaning of it all.