By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Linda Pauli
A comedy, a quartet, a revolutionary dream fugue, a true story.
Performance Dates: June 2-18, 2023
Audition Dates: TBA (look for them in March or April)
The Revolutionist is a new play about four very real badass women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.
Produced in arrangement with Dramatists