The Revolutionists – BAT Theatre
June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 5, 2021
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 6, 2021
This 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, 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 a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection that ends in a song and a scaffold.
Each woman is flush with their own mission during the bloody revolution. The Revolutionists is edgy, provocative, and damn funny. As Olympe explains, “Women are showing the boys how a revolution is done!”
Playwright: Lauren Gunderson