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Department ofTheatre and Dance

The Revolutionists

the revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Michael Zampelli, S.J.

May 16-17, 2020 online


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. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris.  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. They may have lost their heads, but they found their voice.

The Revolutionists is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.


On producing The Revolutionists in an online environment
Costuming an online The Revolutionists production