Photo Flash: First Look at THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Bainbridge Performing Arts
Join BPA this March for Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS, a bold, brave and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy and standing up for one's beliefs. 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.
Kate Carruthers directs this 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. 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.
The star-studded, four-member cast features newcomers Meg Wolf as OLYMPE DEGOUGES, Kerrie Thornton as MARIANNE ANGELLE, Callie Turner as Charlotte Corday, and beloved BPA veteran Justine Stillwell (Xanadu, Hair) as MARIE ANTOINETTE.
BPA has been Director Kate Carruther's haven and playground since she came to the Island in 1982. Among her directing credits here are Building the Wall, August: Osage County, Amadeus, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Kentucky Cycle, Distracted, Private Eyes, Arcadia, The Grapes of Wrath, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, More Fun Than Bowling, Anton in Show Business, Art, and The Philadelphia Story. As part of BPA's Bard at Bloedel series, Kate directed Much Ado About Nothing in July 2016 and Romeo & Juliet in July 2018.
See THE REVOLUTIONISTS March 8 - 24, with evening shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. A Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance will be held Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569, or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA's 1st Saturday Teen Tickets are $5 per person at the BPA Box Office on the night of the show. Teen Tickets cannot be pre-booked and are subject to availability. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.
THE REVOLUTIONISTS is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
BPA extends special thanks to Media Sponsor KCTS-9 Public Television. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an "Open Doors" program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.
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Photo Credit: Derek Villanueva