Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists

by moxielicious

The final play in our twelfth season is the fabulous Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists. 

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, and former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, lose their heads, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in revolutionary Paris.
This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, feminism and terrorism, art 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. – Lauren Gunderson, New Play Exchange
“A sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure… an invigorating and enlightening journey.” –
“Savagely sharp” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“It’s in this space – that strange spot between politics and art – where Gunderson’s writing flourishes.” – Houston Chronicle
“Vive les Femmes! …It’s simply a brilliant script” – City Beat Cincinnati