France’s fight for equality and freedom propels itself to modern times with this bold, brave, and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy, and standing up for one’s beliefs. Four beautiful, uncompromising women are reimagined as the heroes of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror in this passionate & empowering comedy.
September 28 – October 14, 2018
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Amy White
Oct 6, 11PM: Eyes Up Comedy Show
Drawing on the theme of “Lost my Head,” this special presentation of local comedians and storytellers is a glimpse behind the curtain of stories: exposing the complicated relationship of comedy and tragedy. This late-night comedy show, presented on the set of “The Revolutionists”, is curated & hosted by comic Erin Terry, and features Brett Williams and Rose Higgins.
After the matinee on Sunday, October 7, join members of the creative team for a post-show discussion and Q and A about the themes of the show and the process of bringing it to life.
Podcast | Featuring Amy White & Sara Thompson
In this episode, Patrick talks with Director, Amy White, and Dramaturge, Sara Thompson about RLT’s upcoming production of The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson. They discuss the themes of the play, talk about women in revolution, and how the play is relevant to the women who are leading the resistance today.
“RLT’s The Revolutionists Supplies Laughs and Gasps as Women’s Struggles in 1793 France Mirror Today’s Headlines” – CVNC.org
“Last weekend, Lauren Gunderson’s THE REVOLUTIONISTS opened at Raleigh Little Theatre, proving once again that women and feminists can be very funny. ” – BroadwayWorld
“Sets, Costumes, Acting, and the Script Make RLT’s The Revolutionists a Must-See Show. ” – Triangle Arts and Entertainment
“Under White’s daring direction, an awe-inspiring ensemble of women pick up the sardonic, metatheatrical text and slap you right in the face with it. ” – Chatham Life & Style
“The Revolutionists at RLT Praises Four Unsung Heroines of the Bloody French Revolution” – Triangle Arts and Entertainment
Raleigh Little Theatre is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org
Additional Support Provided By CT Weekends
Tickets available now. Buy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111. Group sales are also available from the box office.
The Revolutionists is part of the RLT Gaddy-Goodwin Series.
- Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm
- Sundays at 3:00pm
Ticket prices (including taxes):
- Adults: $25
- Students/Seniors: $21
- First Sunday: $15 for all
Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.
Runtime: 2 Hours & 15 Mins with one intermission.
- Lu Meeks
- Tiffany Lewis
- Liz Webb
- Melanie Simmons
All performances are wheelchair accessible.
Assistive listening devices are available for all performances. The Sunday, October 7 performance at 3pm will be described.
Audio description for those with visual disabilities.