THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson, who also wrote THE TAMING, SILENT SKY and I AND YOU. Four beautiful, badass women struggle to keep their heads in this irreverent, female-powered comedy set during the French Revolution. 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.
Packed with the zany ebullience that Gunderson does so well, this grand comic adventure is about art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.
“I am an unapologetic Lauren Gunderson fan. The deal was sealed when I attended a speech she gave in Madison two years ago. As she spoke, the voice I was hearing – cadence, wit, charm, smarts and a hint of loopy – was recognizable from her plays I’d read. Lauren can lure an audience in with a funny, snappy veneer, but manages to raise questions, make points, challenge assumptions, generate thought and move hearts, without warning. And by the time we realize it’s happened, she’s on to the next delightful episode, preparing to surprise us again. Genius,” says Producing Artistic Director David Cecsarini.
You won’t want to miss it!