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Raytown South High School’s Theatre Department will present She Kills Monsters

Raytown South High School’s Theatre Department will present She Kills Monsters. The show will run Feb. 21-23 at 7 p.m. in the Raytown South Auditorium.

She Kills Monsters by acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen, tells the story of high schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. This high-octane dramatic comedy pays homage to the geek and warrior within us all. The play will be presented in the round with the audience seated onstage.

“This show has challenged the limits of actors and the technical crew to present a new piece of literature in a fun and exciting way,” said Raytown South High theatre teacher Brent Martin.  “Almost all technical elements have been designed and constructed by students, we are very excited for audience to see this one of a kind production.”

The principal cast includes Jaleigh Bass as Kaliope and Kelly; Christina Brown as Narrator and Farrah the Faerie; Trenton Chavez as Miles; MacKenzie Clark as Monster and Swing; Allison Deshotels as Lillith and Lilly; Jade Echeverry as Monster and Swing; Emily Fraser as Monster and Swing; Passion Garrison as Agnes Evans; Malachi Johnson as Steve; Kayla Kittrell as Monster and Swing; Billie McCoy as Evil Gabbi; Zade McKivergan as Monster and Swing; Angie Melgar as Monster and Swing; Samantha Parvin as Tilly Evans; Derek Porter as Orcus and Ronnie; Michael Straws as Chuck; Brenna Stuart as Monster and Swing; Maya Thomas as Monster and Swing; Samara Trude as Vera and The Beholder; Charity Wright as Monster and Swing; and Bree Wood as Evil Tina.

The stage crew includes Shelby Hill, Antonio Hart, Tanner Trude, Lizbeth Carbajal, Candace Jimenez, Angeila Reddell, Lyph Guerra, and Madison Ward.

Designers include Sophia Trude, lighting; Bailey Sims, sound; Zoie Cox, costume; and Anna Hoffman, hair and makeup. Managers include Brittany Reddell and Alex Anderson, costumes; and Hanna Searcy, hair and makeup.

Other crew members include AJ Bates and Alex Schank, properties; Emily Harris and Travon Thurman, lighting; Cameron Allen, sound; Eva Wendel, Hanna Koger, Elise Randall, and Carrington Motley, hair and makeup; Eva Wendel, Erin Shawhan, and Liz Parvin, costumes; and Jacob Gittleman and Gowan Hill, front of house.

Tickets are on sale now and seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online by going to www.showtix4u.com and searching “Raytown” or at the door. Tickets are $10 and the show is recommended for ages 13 and over. Questions should be directed to brent.martin@raytownschools.org.