THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson
In this Wilmington premier, four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, sassy hold on to your seat comedy set during the French Revolutions 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 resurrectionthat ends in a song and a scaffold.
Its simply a brilliant script CityBeat (Cincinnati).
in this sparkling work, politics is very, very funny. [Gunderson] knows its tricky to present entertaining, yet socially driven art, but she does so without losing the rhythm and forward momentum of her charactersThese are hilarious and lovable women trapped in a history Houston Chronicle.
an astoundingly accomplished showa cause for rejoiceIngeniously conceived and delivered. Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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