The Revolutionists

A bold, brave and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy and standing up for one’s beliefs.

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s 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 resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.


Credits

By Lauren Gunderson
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Creative Team

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Directed by Kate Carruthers

BPA has been Kate Carruther’s haven and playground since she came to the Island in 1982. Among her directing credits here are Building the WallAugust: Osage CountyAmadeusSnow Falling on CedarsThe Kentucky CycleDistractedPrivate EyesArcadiaThe Grapes of WrathPicasso at the Lapin AgileMore Fun Than BowlingAnton in Show BusinessArt, and The Philadelphia Story. Kate directed Much Ado About Nothing in July 2016 and Romeo & Juliet in July 2018.


Cast

OLYMPE DEGOUGES: Meg Wolf

MARIANNE ANGELLE: Kerrie Thornton

MARIE ANTOINETTE: Justine Stillwell

CHARLOTTE CORDAY: Callie Turner

 
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Tickets

Adults - $29.00 USD

Discounted - $24.00 USD

1st Saturday Teen Tickets: $5 per teen at the door once the BPA Box Office opens. Tickets cannot be pre-booked and are subject to availability.


Performances

March 8 – 24, 2019


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