What do a playwright, a freedom fighter, an assassin, and a queen have in common? Find out when you come to The Revolutionists, a delightful feminist comedy set in the French Revolution, opening at BPA March 8.
Set in the 1790s during the French Reign of Terror, The Revolutionists imagines a fictional conversation about power between four real life women who either had their power taken, or never had any in the first place.
In this podcast BCB host Justin Wayne Lynn chats with the play's cast members -- Meg Wolf, Kerrie Thornton, Justine Stillwell and Callie Turner -- about what happens when those who are oppressed choose to control their own narrative.
As together they share the challenges of presenting these dark stories in a comedic light, we also learn what it takes to play a historical figure, how to deal with pesky journalists, and we get to hear about all the amazing period costumes designed by master costumer Barbara Klingberg.
The Revolutionists, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Kate Carruthers, is playing at Bainbridge Performing Arts March 8th through the 24th, with a pay-what-you-can preview on the 7th. Shows are every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and sundays at 3:00. For tickets or more information, visit www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
Credits: BCB host: Justin Lynn; audio editor and publisher: Diane Walker; social media: Jen St. Louis.