Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Chester Theatre Presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS


WHEN: February 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8:00 PM, February 13, 20 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Black River Playhouse, 54 Grove Street, Chester
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"Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered 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 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.

Lauren Gunderson, while not a household name is currently the most produced living playwright in the US. See this production and you will find out why.

Director John A.C.Kennedy along with the cast of Ali Archetti as Charlotte Corday, Lauri MacMillan as Olympe de Gouges, Jessica Phelan as Marie-Antoinette and Serena Marie Williams as Marianne Angelle bring these historic figures to life.

Come and join us for this unique production.