Ready, aim, spitfire! Everyman Theatre prepares for audiences (and heads) to be rolling in the aisles with the astutely timed arrival of The Revolutionists (December 6,
Ready, aim, spitfire! Everyman Theatre prepares for audiences (and heads) to be rolling in the aisles with the astutely timed arrival of The Revolutionists (December 6, 2017 through January 7, 2018) from playwright Lauren Gunderson—aka “the most-produced playwright in the country” (The New Yorker).
Welcome to the French Revolution—the period of comically apropos social and political instability in which The Revolutionists unfolds. When you put former queen Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte Corday, playwright Olympe de Gouges, and Caribbean spy Marianne Angelle in a room together, literally ANYTHING can happen—especially big laughs. France’s fight for equality and freedom propels itself to modern times with this bold, brave and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy and standing up for one’s beliefs with an all-female cast featuring Everyman Theatre Resident Company members Beth Hylton*, Megan Anderson* and Dawn Ursula*, and Noises Off‘s Emily Kester.
A dazzling mash-up of period feels, modern flourishes, runway-caliber fashions and irresistible wit, The Revolutionists is a spirited, race-against-the-guillotine thrill-ride as much as a topical celebration of the bond between women and the capacity of art and expression to create change.
“There’s a prescient quality—a vitality—to The Revolutionists,” explained director Casey Stangl—making her Everyman Theatre debut. “The actors are performing an extraordinary tightrope walk between comedy and tragedy—our feat is disarming the audience with laughter in order to make an important point.”
“Lauren Gunderson’s is a remarkably fresh and resonant voice—bringing fun, theatrical flair to intelligent social commentary,” said Everyman Theatre Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi. “Audiences who love The Daily Show, Hamilton, or ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ are going to find a whole lot to love, laugh about and talk about with The Revolutionists.”
The Revolutionists design team includes Casey Stangl (Director), Daniel Ettinger (Set Design), David Burdick (Costume Design), Elizabeth Harper (Lighting Design), C Andrew Mayer (Sound Design), Lewis Shaw (Fight Choreography), Anne Nesmith (Wig Design), Steve Satta (Dialects) and Robyn Quick (Dramaturgy).
The Revolutionists runs December 6, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Tickets ($10-65) are now on sale online (everymantheatre.org), by phone (410.752.2208), or at the Everyman Theatre Box Office (315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD).
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
Girls’ Night Out: The Revolutionists
Fridays (December 8, 2017 through January 5, 2018) at 8:00pm
Escape to the theatre for a fabulously fun performance and a memorable night out with your best friends, featuring a 4-pack of tickets to The Revolutionists, a plate of treats and a bottle of house wine to share. Package: $199 (available beginning 12/1).
TNT: Theatre Night for Teens
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Students in grades 9-12 enjoy a dynamic night out at the theatre featuring pre-show dinner sponsored by Noodles & Company, an artist meet-and-greet with a member of The Revolutionists team, and a 7:30 PM preview performance followed by post-show discussion and dessert. Tickets: $10 each (space is limited).
Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Pay-What-You-Can to see the first preview performance of The Revolutionists. Tickets: By donation (cash only), available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Box Office beginning at 5:30pm. Seating is general admission.
Everyman at the Parkway: Farewell, My Queen
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM (at the SNF Parkway Theatre)
Described by The New York Times as a “tense, absorbing, pleasurably original look at three days in the life and lies of a doomed monarch,” Benoît Jacquot’s passionate and visually stunning French drama, Farewell, My Queen, explores Marie Antoinette’s relationship with a reader during the final days of the French Revolution. Resident Set Designer Daniel Ettinger (set designer for The Revolutionists) will introduce the screening and host an informal discussion following the film. Tickets: $8-10 each (available at mdfilmfest.com).
Taste of Everyman: Battle of the Female Bartenders
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Taste of Everyman is an artful pre-show experience that combines smarts and samples from some of the hottest talent in Baltimore’s dine and drink scene, including expert knowledge and sample-sized pairings designed (cheekily) to complement the show. Come celebrate our “Battle of the Female Bartenders,” inspired by The Revolutionists, featuring signature cocktails mixed by three of Baltimore’s best female mixologists—Chelsea Gregoire (Ida B’s Table), Pam Haner (W.C. Harlan) and Amie Ward (R. Bar)—plus sweet and savory cake bites in the spirit of Marie “let them eat cake” Antoinette, and a party playlist curated by Victoria Legrand. Hurry—tickets going fast! Tickets: $60 each (includes event and 7:30pmperformance) or $30 each (event only).
Scenes from The Revolutionists on Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM (at the Kennedy Center)
Enjoy scenes from the Everyman Theatre production of The Revolutionists along with a cast Q&A during this one-hour performance featured as part of the Kennedy Center’s free daily performance series on its Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. Tickets: N/A (Free to attend, no tickets required – we regret that as the theater reaches capacity, seats cannot be saved for patrons who have not arrived or are not next in line.)
World of the Play
Saturday, December 16, 2017, Post-show
Take part in an in-depth panel discussion on the themes and topics of The Revolutionists, hosted by Marc Steiner (The Center for Emerging Media). Tickets: Free to attend, reserve in advance at Box Office.
Thursday, December 28, 2017, Post-show
Chat with participating cast members following the 7:30 PM performance of The Revolutionists, or follow along (and submit questions) via Twitter courtesy of @BWW_Baltimore. Tickets: N/A (free to attend, with ticket to accompanying performance).
Women’s March Theatre Meet-Up
Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Storm the theatre in solidarity and watch The Revolutionists with sisters, friends and allies who participated in 2017’s Women’s March. Wear your Women’s March headwear to save $1 off drinks at the bar, and other surprises to be announced! Tickets: Use code WMREV18 for Buy One, Get One Free tickets to this performance, while supplies last (limit 4 tickets per order, not combinable with other offers).
December 6 (Wednesday) - January 7 (Sunday)
315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201