The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson

Thompson Shelterhouse | Feb. 5 - March 6, 2016

True story? Total fiction? You'll have so much fun deciding.
Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution. At the height of the Reign of Terror, playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette hang out, plot murder and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. This world premiere fantasia by one of the country’s most exciting young playwrights considers how we actually go about changing the world.

Advisory: The Revolutionists is appropriate for adults and older teenage audiences. These four women may wear corsets and wigs, but they have a distinctly modern (and hilarious) sensibility when it comes to very strong adult language and ousting political tyrants.

Running Time: The Revolutionists runs approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, with one intermission. 



Production Sponsor

Sallie and Randolph Wadsworth

Additional Support

Recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Season Sponsor & Design Sponsor

Allan Berliant and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant Family Fund

Season Sponsor of New Work

The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation

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The Women of the French Revolution

Prologue, January 2016

Meet the historical figures who inspired the four femme fatale characters fighting for freedom in The Revolutionists.

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Guillotines and Girl Power

Prologue, January 2016

Vive les femmes! Playwright Lauren Gunderson’s female foursome française take back seats to no one in her sassy, irreverent world premiere comedy The Revolutionists.

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Putting Women Back in the History Books

Prologue, January 2016

An interview with Revolutionists director Eleanor Holdridge.

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Preview Performances

Feb. 5, 2016, at 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 2016, at 8 p.m.; Feb. 7, 2016, at 7 p.m.; Feb. 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 10, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $35. Not valid with other discounts.

Opening Night

Feb. 11, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Vonderhaar's Catering.

Meet the Artists

Feb. 14, 2016, at 2 p.m.; Feb. 21, 2016, at 2 p.m.; Feb. 24, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; March 3, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Join in stimulating discussions with cast and crew following the performances.

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