The Revolutionists: A Special Presentation at Bas Bleu Theatre
4 Badass women. 1 room. Don’t lose your head! A true story. Or total fiction. A play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song, and a scaffold. In short, the Revolutionists is about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Olympe De Gouges is desperately trying to write the perfect revolutionary play for her generation. Charlotte Corday’s determination to become an assassin. Prophetic Marie Antoinette is happy to chat, and snack, and would love it if the play were about her. Marianne Angelle, the voice of reason, gathers intelligence to send home to the Caribbean. This searing, comedic quartet depicts four badass women who fight for the equality of all women and for the love of their country.
The 2022-23 Theatre Season in Fort Collins marks OpenStage Theatre & Company’s 50th Anniversary, and Bas Bleu Theatre Company’s 30th Anniversary. Fort Collins’ two award-winning local theatres will collaborate in celebrating Women Theatre Artists with complementary presentations of feminist activist Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists. In October Bas Bleu’s Readers’ Theatre rendition will examine the process of interpreting the intricacies of Gunderson’s play and its characters. Then in January, OpenStage will present the fully-staged production of The Revolutionists. Audiences will have the unique opportunity to witness all the pieces of the dramatic puzzle come together!
Readers Theatre at Bas Bleu:
October 21 at 7:30, and October 23 at 2:30 (The October 22 evening performance is already sold out.)*
For Tickets click HERE or call the Box Office at 970-498-8949.
Fully-staged production at The Lincoln Center:
January 14 – February 11, 2023.
For Tickets go to Bleu’s Website or call the Lincoln Center Box Office at 970-221-6730.
*There will be discounted ticket opportunities if you attend both productions.