The Revolutionists

April 23, 2021 - May 2, 2021

Premiering online Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Video-on-demand available April 24–May 2
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Hannah Weinberg-Goerger
Full details and streaming passes available now at lyricarts.org/revolutionists

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris.

Filmed live on a fully realized set in full costume on the Main Street Stage, 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.

Recommended for mature audiences. Contains vulgar language.

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