• Kevin Broccoli

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.


THE REVOLUTIONISTS


By Lauren Gunderson


Directed by Lynne Collinson


Featuring


Joanne Fayan

Betsy Rinaldi

Angelique Dina

Steph Rodger


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


Performances


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.

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