The Revolutionists

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


Cast and Production Team


Lauren Gunderson


Lava Alapai *


* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Special Events

Tech Talk: April 24

Post-Matinee Talkbacks: May 5, 12, 19

Oregon Psychoanalytic Center Post-Matinee Talkback: May 19

Preview Week:

Apr 28: Sunday Sounday. Pay-What-You-Will tickets + Come early and enjoy music from a local artist
Apr 30: Ten Buck Tuesday. Tickets are only $10!
May 1: Wine Down Wednesday. $30 tickets + a glass of Dark Horse wine
May 2: Thirsty Thursday. $30 tickets + a pint of Lagunitas Beer
May 3: Foodie Friday. $30 tickets + discounted food at ArtBar

More Info

Open Captioning 5 Open Captioned Matinee: May 25

handicapped2 Wheelchair seating: Call the box office at 503.241.1278 to reserve.

audiodescribed2 Digital FM hearing systems are available.


Prep for The Revolutionists with this book and movie list from the Multnomah County Library.