The Revolutionists

The Revolutionists

Oct 6-15, 2023

The Revolutionists

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…” —Cincinnati Enquirer

Four fearless women lose their heads in this irreverent, female-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle fight for freedom, justice and sisterhood while trying to hold back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris. 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 by the CU Boulder College of Arts and Sciences Department of Theatre & Dance.

As of Oct. 5, the elevator to the Loft Theatre is working again.  Contact the Box Office at 303-492-8008 for details.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m.
Remind Me

Buying Options and Discounts

Save 15-20% with season tickets, available in Choice 4+ or Choice 6+. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

This production includes mentions of violence and sexual assault, racist language and sounds of a guillotine.

The Fierce Feminist Heartbeat of “The Revolutionists”

Dive into a whirlwind of history, humor and heart at CU Boulder’s Department of Theatre and Dance as Director and Associate Professor of Theatre Tamara Meneghini brings the fiery world of the French Revolution to life. 

CU Presents Staff

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Heads will roll

In the heart of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, where disorder ruled and heads rolled, playwright Lauren Gunderson saw a story about the resilience and audacity of women.

Toni Tresca, Boulder Weekly

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