She Kills Monsters: Action-Comedy Melds Reality and Fantasy
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The last date listed for She Kills Monsters was Saturday May 11, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Witness all the antics of America's favorite dizzy redhead and her Cuban crooner hubby as beloved '50s sitcom I Love Lucy is transformed into a live musical. Step back in time onto the Desilu soundstage where a charming host will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest hi-fi technology that makes this new thing called "television" possible. Then, the show starts, and Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel get up to their side-splitting antics in the familiar cozy surroundings of their New York apartment building and at the famed Tropicana Nightclub, where The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra delights with "Babalu" and other Cuban dance numbers. In between scenes, the Crystaltone Singers will perform live advertising jingles from the show's newest sponsors (Brylcreem, anyone?) in perfect '50s-style harmony. This is your chance to be a member of the studio audience at the taping of two classic I Love Lucy episodes -- "The Benefit" (Lucy agrees to get Ricky to perform in a benefit for her women's club, as long as she is the star of the show) and "Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined" (drops from the eye doctor make Lucy's vision blurry just as she's about to have a jitterbug audition for a movie role). Learn More
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- "Nguyen’s meditation on tolerance, sisterhood, the games we love to play, and the stories we love to tell is timeless, and the Company One production now up at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Plaza Theatre is a comic strip with heart." --Boston Globe
- "A post-modern fable that unabashedly celebrates geekery, this show about about two sisters provides lots of askew humor with a touch of the bittersweet tossed in for good measure." --ArtsFuse
- "This play is here for us at a perfect time, for its themes speak directly to the challenges that we face as a community and as individuals ... a wrenching roller coaster ride that runs the full spectrum of emotions." --The White Rhino Report
This show is recommended for ages 13 and older due to adult language and themes.
Qui Nguyen is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of New York City.
Scripts include She Kills Monsters (The Flea); Krunk Fu Battle Battle (East West Players); Bike Wreck (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Trial By Water (Ma-Yi Theater); Aliens Versus Cheerleaders (Keen Teens); Soul Samurai; The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Ma-Yi Theater & Vampire Cowboys); Lush Valley (HERE Arts Center); and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of Alice in Slasherland; Fight Girl Battle World; Men of Steel; and Living Dead in Denmark.
His scripts are published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing, and Playscripts.com.
Honors include a 2013 Mellon Residency; 2012 & 2009 GLAAD Media Award nominations (She Kills Monsters and Soul Samurai); 2008 & 2006 NY Innovative Theatre Award noms for Best Production (Fight Girl Battle World and Living Dead in Denmark); 2012 ITBA Patrick Lee Award for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Show & 2010 nom in the same category (She Kills Monsters and Alice In Slasherland); named a 2012 TCG Young Leader of Color; 2007 Comiccritique.com citation for Best Adaptation of Comics into other Media (Men of Steel); 2004 NYTheatre.com's People of the Year; and cited as a “Downtown Playwright to Watch” by Time Out New York.
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