‘The Revolutionists’ at Marietta College

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A revolution needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.

The Theatre at Marietta College will present “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson Friday through April 13.

Four beautiful, spirited women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges (played by Grace Tomasko), assassin Charlotte Corday (Becca Robinson), former queen and fan of ribbons Marie Antoinette (Victoria Hughes), and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle (Casiha Felt) hang out, murder Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

It is being directed by Melissa Hill Grande.

Performances will be at the following times:

8 p.m. Friday:Ticket holders are invited to join the cast and crew after the performance for an opening night celebration.

2 p.m. Saturday:A portion of the proceeds from this performance will benefit Playing for Others, a Charlotte, N.C.-based organization that provides programs for teens in personal development, service and the arts. Founder and Executive Director Jen Band is a 2002 graduate of the Marietta College Theatre B.F.A. program.

8 p.m. Saturday

8 p.m. April 11

8 p.m. April 12

8 p.m. April 13: As part of the Preshow Lecture Series, join the cast and crew an hour before this performance to engage with directors, dramaturgs and special guests as they draw back the curtain and share insights on what the audience is about to see.

The production is intended for mature audiences. The ticket cost is $20/adult, $15/child or senior. Tickets areavailable in advance atmarietta.edu/boxofficeor at the box office beginning an hour before each performance. Friederich Theater is located on the first floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center, 500 Butler St. on the campus of Marietta College.