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The Revolutionists – Venice Theatre

In Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists, four bodacious women lose their heads (literally) in this irreverent, women-centered tragicomedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794). French feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity and public executions of 1793 Paris during the Age of Reason.

This is a smart, witty, thought-provoking, wild, raucous, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure of fast-paced verbal gymnastics, tender, poignant moments, and social commentary. Inventively conceived, hilariously entertaining, and socially driven, this play has elements of satirical farce and themes that resonate with today’s times: art and feminine activism, political violence, societal conscience, resistance to patriarchal control, revolution in times of upheaval, and acceptance of women as equal members of the human family.

* Includes adult language/themes. Audience discretion is advised.

NOTE: After the performance on Sunday, Sept. 25 there will be a “TalkWith” the director and some cast members about the show. Anyone with tickets to any date of The Revolutionists is welcome to attend the discussion.

Or call 941-488-1115.

Adult $29 | College/Educator $21 | Youth $15 | For groups of 20 or more, call 941-488-1115.