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Fantasy quest highlights play to be performed by MCVTS theater students

Fantasy quest highlights play to be performed by MCVTS theater students

“She Kills Monsters,” an ode to outcasts and a peek inside the world of dungeons, dragons, wizards and monsters, will be presented in March by the theater program in the School of the Arts of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

The play, by Qui Nguyen, follows Agnes Evans, a young woman thrust into the ultimate Dungeons and Dragons quest in an attempt to reconnect with her late, geeky younger sister.

Performances will be held at in the auditorium of the MCVTS East Brunswick Campus, 112 Rues Lane, on March 22-24 and 27-28 at 7 p.m.; the March 29 performance will be at 5 p.m.

“She Kills Monsters” is a play that deals with bullying, LGBTQ issues, loss of a loved one, and disabilities, all while remaining a nerd-approved, action-packed, role-playing adventure. Students will apply their studies of stage combat and special effects to help transform the auditorium into a D&D dreamland.

The theater program on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools is teaming up with industry designers on the main-stage production. Costumes will be designed by students in the arts technology program, with set design by teacher Lea Anello, lighting design by Michele Lane, and direction by teacher Maria Aladren.

The cast includes Alyson Fernandez of Perth Amboy, Mackenzie Volpert of Highland Park, Jordan Whitley of Old Bridge, Yasmin Rosado of Carteret, Lauren White of Woodbridge, Ruth Learn of New Brunswick, Alexis Wilner of Edison, and Tianna Polaco, Brianna Bradsher, and Jordan Collazo of Perth Amboy.

Presale tickets are $15 for the public and $5 for students and may be purchased through At the door, tickets will be $17 for the public and $7 for students. K-12 teachers and administrators and industry professionals are welcome for free. The show will run for 90 minutes and there will be an after-party and a cosplay contest.

MCVTS Theater, a conservatory-style high school program, provides an intensive, laboratory-based foundation for young artists seeking excellence in the field of the arts. The program prepares students for entry into bachelor of fine arts college programs and future employment in the arts. MCVTS Theater aims to prepare well-rounded, knowledgeable artists for the 21st century, developing in students habits that will last them a lifetime and serve them in their future professional careers and future lives in the arts.