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THE REVOLUTIONISTS

Jan 16 – Feb 09 2020

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Kelly Kitchens

 

A quartet of fierce women —Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle—lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. As this fearless comedy unfolds, The Revolutionists rewrites the book on legacy, art and activism, feminism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we  go about changing the world.

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

“…in this sparkling work, politics is very, very funny …These are hilarious and lovable women trapped in a history with a somber final act.” — Houston Chronicle

CAST

Sunam Ellis – Olympe de Gouge

Hannah Mootz – Charlotte Corday

Marie Antoinette – Jonelle Jordan

Dedra D. Woods – Marianne Angelle

CREATIVE TEAM

Kelly Kitchens – Director

Cathy Fazio – Stage Manager

Julia Welch – Scenic Designer

Chelsea Cook – Costume Designer

Thorn Michaels – Lighting Designer

Evan Mosher – Sound Designer

Robin Macartney – Properties Designer

Sara Keats – Dramaturg

 

ArtsWest 2020 The Revolutionists Cast – L to R – Sunam Ellis, Dedra D. Woods, Hannah Mootz, Jonelle Jordan – photo credit John McLellan