This is it – the end of the run of BAT Theatre’s online production of The Revolutionists and the end of their Shelter-in-place Season III.
The Revolutionists is a comedy about the French Revolution. Say what? Also, if you show up at the bottom of the hour and catch the pre-show music and slides you can share BAT’s amazement about the number of rap songs about the French Revolution.
In Lauren Gunderson’s historical play, four badass women, three of whom are real historical figures, live boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, lose their heads and try to beat back the extremist insanity in revolutionary Paris.
Each woman is flush with her own mission during the bloody revolution. As Olympe explains, “Women are showing the boys how a revolution is done!”
This grand, provocative, and poignant comedy is about terrorism, art, and how we actually go about changing the world. It also explores how revolution can bring reform at the cost of compassion, forgiveness, and the conscience of a society undergoing upheaval.
The play contains some adult language.
- Olympe de Gouges: Jessica Robins
- Marianne Angelle: Keiry Vida Valdez
- Charlotte Corday: Sara Schweid
- Marie Antoinette: Kyla Roberts
STAGE (ZOOM) DIRECTION:
- Pat Haines-Ainsworth
The Revolutionists is BAT Theatre’s 15th live online production since May 1, 2020. These live rehearsed performances are produced with costumes, props, scene changes, music and more.
Performances are live online via Zoom so performers and audience can stay safely distanced in their own locations. Your “ticket” will connect you to a free download of Zoom if you don’t already have it on your device. Audiences get a chance to talk with the actors after the show.
The Revolutionists is sponsored by Hilary Okrent-Grilley of Keller Williams Realty, 4Culture through the King County Lodging Tax and the City of Burien.
Tickets and Show Information
The final two performances are:
- Saturday June 12 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, June 13 at 2 p.m.
As always, BAT’s Shelter-in-place Season III is pay-what-you-will. If money has been tight during Covid, see the show for as little as $1. If money is not so tight, help keep BAT alive as we emerge from COVID-19 with a larger donation of any size.
“BAT looks forward to seeing you at the show!”