By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Lava Alapai
April 28, 2019 – May 25, 2019
Who runs the world? GIRLS! In 1793, during France’s Reign of Terror — a playwright, an assassin, a former queen, and a Caribbean spy walk into a room and attempt to save the soul of France while avoiding the edge of the guillotine’s blade. Olympe De Gouges is desperate to pen the perfect piece of revolutionary art for her generation, while Charlotte Corday is determined to become an assassin. Prophetic Marie Antoinette is happy to reminisce about her time in the palace while Marianne Angelle gathers intelligence to send home to the Caribbean. In a blisteringly funny portrayal, The Revolutionists depicts four badass women who fight for the equality of all women and for the love of their country.
- Awards for Lauren Gunderson: Steinberg Playwright Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist, most-produced American playwright of 2016
- "...rapid-fire barbs and quick-witted retorts." -Patricia Mitchell, DC Metro Theater Arts
- "The Revolutionists is as beautiful in its pleasures as it is tailor-made for this fraught moment in our own story." -Lisa Kennedy, The Know