Gonzaga Theatre Presents: The Revolutionists. The Revolutionists is a new play about four women living 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 of Paris of 1793. What was a hopeful revolution for the people is now sinking into hyper-violent, hypocritical male rhetoric. However modern audiences will 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.
This staged reading production is directed by Prof. Leslie Stamoolis and includes dramaturgy by special guest Dr. Laurie Arnold, Director of the Native Studies Program.
Run Time: 1 hr. 50 min. w/ 10 min intermission