The Revolutionists Roar Into Epic
Epic Theatre Company continues its season of “Conviction” with a sophisticated and sharp comedy about four famous women in the midst of a revolution. Set during the Reign of Terror, Olympe de Gouges, Charlotte Corday, Marianne Angelle, and Marie Antoinette banter, scheme, plan a murder, and debate their part in history in this fantastical and fabulous play about what we can do to change the world around us and whether we have the conviction to do it.
“This show has become a highly anticipated eve
nt here at the theater,” says Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, “Lauren Gunderson is one of the most frequently produced playwrights in the country, and for some reason, she’s never had a professional production done in this area. We think The Revolutionists is the perfect introduction to her work. It’s smart, stylized, and sensational. We’re so excited to perform it in our more intimate space at 50 Rolfe so the audience is right in the middle of the action.”
The Revolutionists marks the Epic directorial debut of Lynne Collinson, a legendary local actress and one of the founders of the WomensWork Theatre Collaborative. She recently directed Eclipsed for The Players and My Left Breast for WWTC. She’s appeared onstage at Epic in Rasheeda Speaking and Wolf Hall.
“Lynne is the perfect director for this production,” says Broccoli, “I sent her the script and she just fell in love with it. Audiences across the state already know her as a stellar actress, but now she’s also made a name for herself as a skilled director who has a razor-sharp focus when it comes to bringing stories that advocate for women to the stage. We couldn’t be happier to have her working with us again, and I hope this is the first of many collaborations together.”
The Revolutionists runs February 8th – 23rd at 50 Rolfe Square, home of the Artists’ Exchange, where Epic Theatre is the resident theater company.
For tickets, go to http://www.artists-exchange.org/events.html.
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Lynne Collinson
Stage Manager: Samantha Gaus
Assistant Director: Peggy Becker
Assistant Stage Manager: Lily Cox
Epic Technical Director: Alexander Sprague
Epic General Manager: Megan Ruggiero
Epic Operations Manager: Kerry Giorgi
Epic Artistic Associate: Melanie Stone
Poster Design: Elena Semenkova
Young Audiences Development: Angelique Dina
Epic Photographer: Dave Cantelli
Friday, February 8th @ 8pm
Saturday, February 9th @ 8pm
Friday, February 15th @ 8pm
Saturday, February 16th @ 8pm
Thursday, February 21st @ 8pm
Friday, February 22nd @ 8pm
Saturday, February 23rd @ 8pm
Tickets: $General Admission
$15 Seniors, $10 Students
Tickets may be purchased at http://www.artists-exchange.org/events.html
All Performances at the Artists' Exchange, Located at 50 Rolfe Square
In Cranston, Rhode Island
***Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.
****Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.