The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson

Presented by Off Square Theatre

The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson
Staged Reading
Off Square Theatre
The Black Box Theater
September 16, 17 | 7:30 PM
September 18 | 5:30 PM

Join Off Square Theatre Company for a staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists, 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 in the 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.
“A sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure... wonderfully wild and raucous…” ~Cincinnati Enquirer

Directed by Allison Watrous. 2 acts. Approximately 100 minutes.

Masks are welcome at all times in the venue regardless of vaccination status. As conditions change, we may need to change our protocols based on public health guidelines and applicable law.