Heads Will Roll in Feminist Dark-Comedy THE REVOLUTIONISTS

Saint Paul, MN. March 1, 2023: Park Square Theatre & PRIME Productions presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS directed by Shelli Place and written by award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson, on Park Square’s Proscenium Stage March 31 – April 16, 2023.

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a riotous comedy about four very real women who find themselves caught up in the French Revolution. Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle find friendship, plot murder, fight for their rights, and lose their heads in The Reign of Terror. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, feminism and terrorism, art, and how we actually go about changing the world.

THE REVOLUTIONISTS originally premiered at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in February of 2016, where the Cincinnati Enquirer called the production, “…a wild ride, filled with verbal gymnastics that come racing at you so quickly it’s occasionally hard to keep up. Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.”

Director and PRIME Productions co-founder Shelli Place says, “After a two year wait, we are excited to bring Lauren Gunderson’s comedy, THE REVOLUTIONISTS, to the main stage of Park Square. Comedy is about contrast. When I first read the play, I loved the “mash up” between the French Revolution and the smart, sassy, 21st century dialogue. The designers agreed, and this will be seen in the scenic, sound, and costume designs. This is a smart play, with smart women who declare their rights, at their own peril, regardless of age or race. We selected this play because of its reflections on society, past and present… but mostly because it’s a comedy!”

PRIME Productions was founded in 2016 as a response to the scarcity of substantial roles in theatre for mature female actors in the Twin Cities. PRIME believes that mature women of all cultures must be seen as fully drawn, proactive characters in an accessible way, on the stage, for the vision of their roles in society to materialize in real life.

The cast of THE REVOLUTIONISTS brilliantly tells the untold stories of the women who were at the forefront of the French Revolution. This production features the talents of Alison Edwards* as Olympe De Gouges, Tia Tanzer as Marianne Angelle, Jasmine Porter as Charlotte Corday, Jane Froiland* as Marie Antoinette, with understudies Laini Beth Devin and Julie Ann Nevill.

The creative team for THE REVOLUTIONISTS includes Shelli Place (Director), Ashley Raper* (Stage Manager), Keara Lavandowska (Assistant Stage Manager), Megan West (Producer), Anita Kelling (Sound Designer), MJ Leffler (Set Designer), Karin Olsen (Lighting Designer), Andrew Isaacson (Projection Designer), Lily Isaacson (Co-Projection Designer), Marc Berg (Properties Designer), Bee Tremmel (Wig Designer), Sonya Berloviz (Costume Designer), and Annie Enneking (Fight Choreographer).

*Members, Actor’s Equity Association



Park Square’s Proscenium Stage

Opening Night: Friday, March 31

Performance Run: Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 16 

Open Captioning: All Performances

Audio Description: Friday, April 7

Pay-As-You’re-Able: Sunday, April 2

ASL: Sunday, April 2

Post-Show Discussions: Sunday, April 2; Thursday, April 13 

Masked Performances: Thursday, April 6; Saturday, April 15

TICKET PRICES: Regular Run: $40 – $55. Discounts are available for students and educators, seniors, military personnel, those under age 30, and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are on sale by phone at 651.291.7005, (12 noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday – Friday) or online at https://parksquaretheatre.org/box-office/shows/2022-2023/the-revolutionists/


PARK SQUARE THEATRE. 20 W. Seventh Place, Saint Paul

Ticket Office: 651.291.7005. www.parksquaretheatre.org 


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