by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Lola Bond
Show Runs: April 17 - May 3, 2020
Audition: February 23 - 24, 2020 (7pm)
Rehearsals: March 23 - April 26, 2020
OLYMPE De Gouges – badass activist playwright and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never married To ensure her personal freedom. 38
CHARLOTTE Corday – badass country girl and assassin. Very serious, hardened by righteousness, Never been kissed. 25
MARIE Antoinette – less badass but fascinating former queen of France. Sugary, graceful, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend, 38.
MARIANNE Angelle – A badass black woman in Paris. She is from San Domingue in the Caribbean, a free woman, tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all. 30s
Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. 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. 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.
Presented in support of The Gainesville Celebrate Women 2020