She Kills Monster at The Leeward Theatre!
What: The Leeward Theatre Presents: She Kills Monsters
Where: The Leeward Theatre Alternate Space at Leeward Community College (room AM-101). A map to the “Alternate Space” can be found in the online press materials.
When: November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8pm. November 19 at 4pm.
Tickets: $15 General Admission; $10 Current Leeward Students. There are no other discounts offered. Tickets are on sale now. Please be advised that our new space only has 50 seats so shows sell out fast. Get your tickets online by going to the Theatre’s website (http://LCCTheatre.hawaii.edu/) and clicking the “Buy Tickets” button. Get your tickets early before they are gone!
Getting Here: Please be aware that, due to ongoing rail construction, traffic may be heavier than normal. Please plan accordingly. The Theatre, and Leeward Community College campus, are still open for business as usual.
To get the latest construction updates on the Rail Project, please visit the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) website at: http://www.honolulutransit.org/traffic-updates.aspx
Then navigate to the specific construction area to get the latest traffic closure and detour updates.
She Kills Monsters at The Leeward Theatre!
The Leeward Theatre is proud to announce the next production of our 43rd Season: She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. Leeward faculty member and award winning local director Betty Burdick will be directing the production in the new Leeward Theatre Alternate Space (AM-101). Nicholas Logue of Windward Community College will be choreographing the many fights.
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
She Kills Monsters is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Seating is limited so get your tickets early!
Leeward CC Professor Betty Burdick will be directing the students in the production. She has directed past shows from the Leeward Theater such as Alice in Wonderland, Twelfth Night, Titus Andronicus, Clockwork, A Dark and Stormy Knight, Tartuffe, and most recently, The Comedy of Errors. Some of the students and alumni in the production have also starred in Burdick’s past shows or have taken theater classes with her.
The performances will take place on November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8pm. November 19 at 4pm. Due to renovations currently being done to the Leeward Theater, every showing will take place in the back-up theater at AM-101.
About the Director:
Betty Burdick (Director)
Betty Burdick enjoys teaching, directing and acting. She has more than forty years of experience as an actor, performing all over the country, including Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul and New York. In 1995, she returned to Honolulu after an absence of 30 years to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa while teaching beginning acting and acting technique there. She has acted in shows at Manoa Valley Theatre, The Actors' Group (TAG), HPU Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, and the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. Her directing credits include work at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Valley Theatre, Kumu Kahua Theatre and Honolulu Theatre for Youth. She has received Po’okela Awards for directing Fully Committed, The Christmas Carol, and Dividing the Estate at Manoa Valley Theatre. Ms. Burdick has had the pleasure of teaching theatre classes at Leeward Community College since 1999. She has directed Oedipus the King, Sandbox, Clockwork, Twelfth Night, A Dark and Stormy Knight, Tartuffe, Titus Andronicus (Po’okela Award), Tartuffe, and The Comedy of Errors for The Leeward Theatre. She is currently the discipline head for Theatre at Leeward CC.
About The Leeward Theatre:
Our ultimate goal here at The Leeward Theatre is to build community through live performance. The more of our community that is allowed to access our events the more likely it is for young people and other individuals to take action to improve their community. Creativity is life affirming – no matter the quality or value of what was created. It is a step toward life; toward adding something to the world that did not exist before. The Leeward Theatre exists as a place where creativity is practiced on a daily basis – where students, community members, and trained artists can engage with and empower one another. This is not just a building on a college campus - it is a living breathing extension of the community. It is a place that has the power to inspire, the power to enlighten, and the power to educate.
The Leeward Theatre is undergoing a major renovation thanks to the generous support of the Legislature, the Governor, and the University of Hawaii. Although we have a reduced season, we're not completely dark. Come check out the fantastic offerings we have for our 42ND Season!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
The Leeward Theatre
at Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala ‘Ike; Room TH-207
Pearl City, HI 96782
FAX: (808) 455-0384
PHONE: (808) 455-0380
FOR PRESS CONTACT:
PHONE: (808) 455-0549
Photos by Don Ranney and Chelsea Campbell