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.
Listen to Justin Lynn's interview with the cast members in this BCB podcast!
Scroll down to test – and refresh – your knowledge of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
By Lauren Gunderson
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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 Wall, August: Osage County, Amadeus, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Kentucky Cycle, Distracted, Private Eyes, Arcadia, The Grapes of Wrath, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, More Fun Than Bowling, Anton in Show Business, Art, and The Philadelphia Story. Kate directed Much Ado About Nothing in July 2016 and Romeo & Juliet in July 2018.
OLYMPE DEGOUGES: Meg Wolf
MARIANNE ANGELLE: Kerrie Thornton
MARIE ANTOINETTE: Justine Stillwell
CHARLOTTE CORDAY: Callie Turner
WAIT, WAIT, DON’T GUILLOTINE ME!
Test – and refresh – your knowledge of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror with this simple multiple-choice quiz. Or click here for an illustrated timeline.
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.
March 8 – 24, 2019