By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Brenna Freestone-Gilbert
4 Badass Women. 1 Room. Don’t lose your head! A true story. Or total fiction. A play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection… that ends in a song and a scaffold. Playwright Olympe De Gouge, Spy Marianne Angelle, Assassin Charlotte Corday, and ribbon-loving Queen Marie Antoinette hang out, murder Marat, lose their heads, and try to beat back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris. The Revolutionists is a fiery, dream-tweaked comedy about art, activism, legacy, compatriots, chosen sisters—and how to change the world.
SPECIAL NOTE: The 2022-23 Theatre Season in Fort Collins marks OpenStage Theatre & Company’s 50th Anniversary and Bas Bleu Theatre Company’s 30th year. Fort Collins’ two award-winning local theatres will collaborate in celebrating Women Theatre Artists with complementary presentations of feminist activist Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists. In October Bas Bleu’s Readers’ Theatre rendition will examine the process of interpreting the intricacies of Gunderson’s play and its characters. Then in January, OpenStage will present the fully-staged production of The Revolutionists. Audiences will have the unique opportunity to witness all the pieces of the dramatic puzzle come together!
Categories: Drama , Season Packages , All Shows , Outside Presenter
Parental Advisory: Contains adult themes and language. Child/student attendance to the discretion of the parent/guardian.
Running Time: 2 hours