THE REVOLUTIONISTS tells the story of four women who made history during the French Revolution: playwright Olympe de Gouge attempts to write something politically meaningful for which she will be remembered.
Charlotte Corday plots to assassinate one of the Revolution's most evil participants. Deposed Queen Marie Antoinette grapples with her recent losses. Marianne Angelle, free woman of color and Caribbean spy, fights to expand the nation’s notion of liberty to include women of color. When Lauren Gunderson puts these four women in the same room, questions arise about art's ability to make meaningful change, whether violence is ever the right course of action and what on earth a woman's role can be in the midst of the madness.
NOVEMBER 15-DECEMBER 29, 2018
BY LAUREN GUNDERSON
DIRECTED BY DENISE SERNA
Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30pm; Sun 4pm
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Mary Crylen is a photographer and writer based in Chicago. She is an alum of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale with dual degrees in English and Photography. She possesses a sincere passion for the arts and believes zeal shows through work. Follow her on Twitter!