The Revolutionists is a new play about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe De Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen 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
IF YOU LIKED: The Women (2019), Or, (2013)
Special Thanks to Theater22 and Mask Designer Cole Hornaday for the creation of the Fraternite masks.
Hear from the Artists
Hear interviews with Director Lauren Love and actors Angela DiMarco*, Victoria Austin, Helen Harvester and Amanda Kemp.
Art in the Lobby
An Artist Reception to welcome Artist Marine Zuloyan to Harlequin will take place on Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the State Theater Lobby. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Marine Zuloyan's work will be displayed in the State Theater Lobby throughout the run of The Revolutionists.
Learn more about Olympe de Gouges, Charlotte Corday, Marianne Angelle and Marie Antoinette, the women of The Revolutionists!