Theatre Review: Rich Fantasy Lives


She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen; produced by Loft Ensemble: seen March 22, 2015.

What are role playing games but stories that we make up together?

This is just one of the themes of She Kills Monsters, currently playing at Loft Ensemble in Los Angeles. Written by Qui Nguyen, She Kills Monsters is one of the newer works that was classified as part of an emerging trend of “geek theatre” in American Theatre’s February 2014 issue. And while yes, role playing games are at the heart of this play, to say it’s ‘about’ RPGs would be like saying Macbeth is about Scottish history and control of the crown or that Wicked is about the Wizard of Oz (or even Elphaba). Like all well-written pieces, it actually is about so much more.