The Revolutionists

September 28 - October 14, 2018

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission)

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. 

Post-Show Discussion with the Creative Team

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.

Listen: Apple Podcast | Google Play | Anchor | Spotify



“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

North Carolina Arts Council - Fifty years of leadership.

Additional Support Provided By CT Weekends


Ticket Information

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.

Show Times:

  • 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.

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Cast List

Lu Meeks
Tiffany Lewis
Liz Webb
Melanie Simmons

Accessibility Information

  • 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.