The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).
The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”
Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”
Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.
This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.
Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.
For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above, Eva Arita, who plays French playwright and political activist Olympe de Gouges, and Adi Teodoru, who portrays assassin Charlotte Corday, rehearse for “The Revolutionists,” which opens Friday at Galveston College.