REVO

THE REVOLUTIONISTS

directed by Bryan Wakefield

assistant director Julia Rufo

Approximate Run Time: 105 minutes, 10 minute intermission

Production Photos – Click the photo thumbnail for a high resolution image.

Stephanie Sullivan (Olympe de Gouges) and Laura Sturm (Marie Antoinette) in Organic Theater’s production of The Revolutionists, directed by Bryan Wakefield, assistant director Julia Rufo, May 29 – July 8, 2018. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Sara Copeland (Charlotte Corday) in Organic Theater’s production of The Revolutionists, directed by Bryan Wakefield, assistant director Julia Rufo, May 29 – July 8, 2018. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Taylor Raye (Marianne Angelle) in Organic Theater’s production of The Revolutionists, directed by Bryan Wakefield, assistant director Julia Rufo, May 29 – July 8, 2018. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Stephanie Sullivan (Olympe de Gouges) in Organic Theater’s production of The Revolutionists, directed by Bryan Wakefield, assistant director Julia Rufo, May 29 – July 8, 2018. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Sara Copeland (Charlotte Corday) in Organic Theater’s production of The Revolutionists, directed by Bryan Wakefield, assistant director Julia Rufo, May 29 – July 8, 2018. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

 

ORGANIC SUMMER 2018 PRESS RELEASE  

ORGANIC THEATER COMPANY 2018 SUMMER REPERTORY SEASON: 

AWE-INSPIRING WOMEN STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK; OR,

 WHICH IS WORSE, THE REIGN OF TERROR OR THE REIGN OF BIG PHARMA?

Chicago, IL – Organic Theater Company of Chicago returns to the Greenhouse Theater Center for its 2018 summer repertory season, May 29 – July 8. The Organic is committed to staging bold, relevant productions of classic, contemporary, and adapted works with a permanent group of artists over a sustained period of time.

This summer we continue our focus on women and present the works of two female playwrights.  With THE REVOLULTIONISTS, we carry on telling more amazing stories of women from history that we started last summer with Lauren Gunderson’s EMILIE.  This time the show features an all-female cast, and brings together four inspirational and (mostly) historical women in a modern, girl-powered perspective on the French Revolution. Jaime Mire’s new comedy TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMAN deals with timely issues of today such as mental health, pharmaceuticals, predatory media, and extreme weather, in a world where a minimal scientific alteration to your brain could potentially save both you and the world.  Or at least that’s what they say …

THE REVOLUTIONISTS, a fast-paced, comedic quartet by 2017’s most produced playwright, follows four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Former queen Marie Antoinette, playwright Olympe de Gouges, Jean-Paul Marat’s assassin Charlotte Corday, and Haitian rebel spy Marianne Angelle collide in this true story, total fiction, and play about a play. Gunderson skillfully utilizes her 21st century wit and voice with these 18th century characters, which brings us into relevant conversations about activism, feminism, theater, revolution and more.  Join us for this passionate, poignant and decisive call to action through the true (and sometimes not) stories of these four extraordinary women.

Company member Bryan Wakefield, who directed Gunderson’s EMILIE last year, directs the Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s thrilling and moving new play.  Familiar faces in the cast include Organic company members and former EMILIE cast members Sara Copeland as Charlotte Corday, and Laura Sturm as Marie Antoinette. Stephanie Sullivan, as playwright Olympe de Gouges, returns after making her Organic debut in last year’s PHANTOM PAIN. We are excited to welcome Taylor Raye as Marianne Angelle to the Organic team this summer.

TO RESERVE COMPLIMENTARY PRESS TICKETS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Laura Sturm, Press Director laura@organictheater.org

FOR INTERVIEWS and MEDIA INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

Laura Sturm, Press Director laura@organictheater.org

LISTING INFORMATION:

THE REVOLUTIONISTS 

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Bryan Wakefield

OPENS: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM

DATES: May 29 – July 8, 2018

TIMES: Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM & Saturdays/Sundays at 2:30 PM

VENUE: The Greenhouse Theater Center – 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue

NOTE: Plays in repertory with TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMAN

The Cast:

Olympe de Gouges – Stephanie Sullivan

Marianne Angelle – Taylor Raye

Charlotte Corday – Sara Copeland

Marie Antoinette – Laura Sturm

The Production Team:

Playwright – Lauren Gunderson; Director – Bryan Wakefield; Assistant Director – Julia Rufo; Stage Manager – Angela Kring; Costume Co-Designer – Jeremy W. Floyd; Costume Co-Designer – Morgan Saaf-White; Sound Designer – Tony Reimer; Scenic Designer – Terrance McClellan; Lighting Designer – Theresa Kelly; Properties Designer – Brandyn Nordlof

Purchase tickets online at www.organictheater.org or by calling the Greenhouse at

773-404-7336. Admission is $25 (Adults).

 

 

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