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MFA Collaboration Series: The Revolutionists
February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Jasmine B. Gunter
The Revolutionists is a new play about four beautiful, badass women who lose their heads in this irreverent, feminist 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. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we 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.