The Revolutionists

The Revolutionists

March 10 - 11, 2021 . 7:30PM
Principal People: 

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Leigh Wilson Smiley, director

Event Attributes


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Audience Advisory: 
There will be moments of gendered violence, sexual assault, and racial insensitivity discussed in this play.
Program Notes: 

Juxtaposed against the background of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, this raucous comedy portrays a sisterhood of four women: a playwright, an assassin, a former queen and a rebel. The play touches on themes of legacy, activism, terrorism and feminism to suggest how women can change the world. Though set in 1793, this production uses language, culture and references to contemporary culture to highlight the relevance of such themes today.

Actors, designers and production crew bring this story to life through innovative technologies in digital performance, lighting and set modeling.

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…[Gunderson] has created a play that is wonderfully wild and raucous…It’s a wild ride, filled with verbal gymnastics that come racing at you so quickly it’s occasionally hard to keep up. Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.”—Cincinnati Enquirer

Listen to our podcasts to learn about the historical context and other details about the production.


Note: All COVID-19 safety protocols are followed in this production. Rehearsals and performances take place completely virtually.