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GV celebrates return to stage with ‘She Kills Monsters’

 

Golden Valley High School’s Cougar Company stepped back onto the stage last week with a magical performance of “She Kills Monsters.”

The student-led production made its way to the public after being rescheduled a handful of times since December in response to COVID-19. It’s been quite a journey for the production. Students have been working on the play since September. It’s also the first time the school has staged such an effort since the start of the pandemic in 2020.

“She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. This high-octane, comedy-laden show features homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 1990s pop culture.

“I’m incredibly proud of these students,” said Amber Kirby, the director of the Golden Valley Theater Department. “This production has really been a standout show. All of the students have been so excited to get back on the stage and perform this play. … I think they are also really enjoying the play though because they can connect with it in a more personal way then they can with a play like Les Miserables.”

Those who missed the show’s first opening performances still have a chance to catch the dramatic comedy this Thursday and Friday.

The performance will take place inside of the Golden Valley Theater located at 2121 East Childs Avenue at 7 p.m. on March 10 and 11. General admission tickets start out at $8 and drop down to $4 for students with an ASB sticker.

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