PLAY OF THE DAY: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s The Revolutionists
• Sept. 14-Oct. 8
• Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
• 303-440-7826 or go to betc.org
• Playwright: Lauren Gunderson
• Director: Allison Watrous (Denver Center’s Director of Education)
• The story: The Revolutionists takes place during the Reign of Terror in 1790s France. It tells the story of four historical women struggling to find their individual and collective voices in a time of chaos and madness. Full of wit and wisdom, this historical comedy shines a light on women’s place in history, and what happens when society breaks down.
• But what is it about? As our own society breaks down into madness and chaos, how do we effect change in the face of a world in which we feel powerless? How do the disenfranchised assume a seat at the table in the conversations that will define who we are as a people? That Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company has assembled an all-female production team also speaks to its commitment to diversity and a broader array of voices in the theatre. (Provided by Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company.)
• What is it about that writer? Gunderson also wrote the DCPA Theatre Company’s The Book of Will. This will be the fourth Gunderson title to be presented in the metro area in the past year. The others were The Catamounts’ The Taming and Boulder Ensemble’s Silent Sky.
• Please note: The Revolutionists contains adult language and content, so may not be suitable for patrons under 16 years old. Parental discretion advised.
• Olympe De Gouges: Rebecca Remaly
• Marianne Angelle: Jada Dixon
• Charlotte Corday: Maire Higgins
• Marie Antoinette: Adrian Egolf
• Stage Manager: Karen Horns
• Set Designer: Tina Anderson
• Costume Designer: Brenda King
• Lighting Designer: Katie Gruenhagen
• Sound Designer: Ashley Campbell
• Properties Designer: Amy Helen Cole
• Dramaturg: Heather Beasley