Theatre Department to present ‘The Revolutionists’

The Department of Theatre and the Mask & Hammer Theatre Club will perform “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Kiara Pipino, in the Hamblin Theatre of the Fine Arts Center.  Performances are Oct. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 5 – 7 at 7:30 p.m. 

“This play is about four beautiful, badass women who 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.”  -Dramatists Play service

The show is $5 for General Admission or free with a SUNY Oneonta ID. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, Sept. 20, at the Hunt Union Info Desk from 1-10 p.m., Monday – Saturday, or by reserving online at tickets.oneonta.edu. Tickets are also available at the door one hour prior to the performance. 

Partially SA-funded