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The Theater program at Berkshire presents two plays and a musical on the main stage of Allen Theater each year, often performed to a packed house of faculty, students, family and friends, as well as members of the local community. While many students are eager for the opportunity to perform, the program also allows for other theater-related interests to be explored, including technical directing, stage management, set building, sound and lighting.

Recent theater productions include Hairspray, Spamalot, Romeo and Juliet, In The Heights, Grease, Into The Woods and The Crucible. The Theater Department also offers academic classes in Improvisation, which culminate in the BIMP (Berkshire Improv) showcase each semester.

FALL PLAY - NOV. 4-6

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by QUI NGUYEN

The Berkshire School Theater department is proud to present She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen in Allen Theater Thursday, November 4th, Friday, November 5th, and Saturday November 6th at 7:30pm. Admission is free and there will be snacks in the lobby.

She Kills Monsters is a dramatic comedy that tells the story of Agnes Evans, a young woman grieving for her deceased sister. (We promise, it's actually mostly a comedy!) The Evans sisters never were especially close, but after Tilly’s death Agnes finds a notebook containing a game scenario created by her sister. She discovers that Tilly was a well-known Dungeons and Dragons player, and that she was passionate about fantasy role-playing games. In order to unlock more secrets about her mysterious younger sister, Agnes recruits a “dungeon master” named Chuck to help her play the game. The show is chock-full of amazing stage combat (choreographed in collaboration with Shakespeare and Company's Ryan Winkles,) crazy characters (an underworld overlord, demon cheerleaders, a homicidal fairy, and a five-headed dragon,) and fantastic performances by Berkshire Theater's rising new stars, She Kills Monsters is a surprisingly sweet tale of sisterhood, loss, and acceptance. 

All attendees will be expected to mask up while in the lobby and theater. If you have any other questions in this regard, please contact Jesse Howard at jhoward@berkshireschool.org.

Disclaimer: She Kills Monsters is recommended for audience members who are 13+. Although the play is very funny, it is an emotional journey that includes some adult language, fantasy violence, and depictions of a key character being bullied for aspects of their identity. These topics have been treated with care, but might be disturbing for younger viewers.