Illustration of a woman's head with a tall updo hairstyle that has blue, white and pink sections from left to right with a pink flower above the left ear. "The Revolutionists" is printed across the bottom of the face where the nose and mouth would be.
February 29, 2024

The Revolutionists: A Staged Reading

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Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 7:30 PM

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Magnuson Theatre

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The Revolutionists is a new play about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. 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 of Paris of 1793. What was a hopeful revolution for the people is now sinking into hyper-violent hypocritical male rhetoric. However will modern audiences relate.
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 resurrection...that ends in a song and a scaffold.

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Professor Leslie Stamoolis
Special Guest Dramaturgy by Dr. Laurie Arnold, Director of the Native Studies Program