In a time when the world seems to teeter on the edge of transformation, Stageworks Theatre is thrilled to present "The Revolutionists," a bold and spirited play by Lauren Gunderson that weaves together the lives of four extraordinary women against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
Opening on Thursday, February 15th, and running through Sunday, February 26th, this production promises to be a not-to-be-missed event! Don't miss out on this limited run (8 shows) and get your tickets today!
A Story of Rebellion, Friendship, and Legacy
At the heart of "The Revolutionists" are playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, the iconic Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle. Together, they navigate the treacherous waters of 1793 Paris, plotting murder, facing the guillotine, and challenging the extremist insanity of their time. This is no ordinary historical drama; it's a vibrant, comedic, and deeply moving exploration of resistance and sisterhood.
Themes That Echo Through Time
Lauren Gunderson masterfully intertwines themes of legacy, activism, terrorism, and feminism, urging audiences to reflect on how women have shaped and can continue to change the world. "The Revolutionists" transcends its 18th-century setting with language, culture, and references that resonate with contemporary audiences, making it as relevant today as ever.
Meet the Revolutionaries
Olympe De Gouges, portrayed by Jasmine Christyne, is the embodiment of passion and indecision, a woman whose art is her sword, albeit one she's hesitant to wield. Christyne brings Olympe's complex mix of empathy, fashion-forward thinking, and musicality to life, making her an unforgettable presence on stage.
Marie Antoinette, brought to vibrant life by Sarah Feye, offers a nuanced take on the misunderstood queen. Feye's portrayal promises to be both feisty and mischievous, a testament to Marie's complex personality, marked by whimsicality and depth.
Charlotte Corday, interpreted by Donna Bella Litton, is the embodiment of focused rage and commitment. Litton's portrayal of Charlotte will captivate audiences with her blend of nerdy, dramatic energy and a deep-seated desire for justice.
Marianne Angelle, played by Monica Cummings, is the dignified seeker of truth and justice. Cummings' performance is set to highlight Marianne's warmth, wisdom, and indomitable spirit, offering a compelling perspective on her fight for freedom.
Don't Miss Your Chance to Witness the Revolution
"The Revolutionists" is more than a play; it's a testament to the power of women, the strength of ideals, and the unyielding quest for justice. As these four women from different walks of life come together, they remind us of the enduring impact of standing united for a common cause.
Get Tickets to The Revolutionists!
Join us at Stageworks Theatre for a journey back in time that speaks directly to the present. With only 8 performances, tickets are sure to go fast. Embrace the revolution with us!
Be part of the story that declares how, indeed, women can—and do—change the world.