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Black Box Theatre’s ‘The Revolutionists’ opens March 10


“The Revolutionists,” by Lauren Gunderson, opens Friday, March 10, for a three-weekend run of nine performances at Black Box Theatre (BBT), 430 N. Main St. downtown.

Performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19 and 26; and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23.

Tickets are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors over age 65 and $10 for all tickets for the Thursday, March 23, performance only.

The play is directed by Autumn Gieb, with a cast of Lisa Taylor, Brigitte Kearns, Karen Buerdsell and Penny Bever.

“The Revolutionists” is “a play about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror” (1793), according to www.laurengunderson.com. The four are playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle.

“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,” the website said. “It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.”

The play was first produced by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, in February 2016.

A native of Atlanta, Gunderson, 41, is one of the most produced playwrights in America. She is also a screenwriter, musical book writer and children’s author and lives in San Francisco. BBT produced her play “Miss Bennet’s Christmas at Pemberly” in 2022 and “Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight” in 2019

Tickets are available online at http://no-strings.org/ and will also be available before each performance.

Call BBT at 575-523-1223.