by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Jen Katz
July 14 – 23, 2023
Produced in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg.
To be presented at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg.
During the extremist insanity of the French Revolution, four women – the playwright Olympe de Gouges and her muses Charlotte Corday, Marie Antoinette, and Marianne Angelle – try to make sense of their world. Together they champion their own right to rebel, to doubt and flout the revolution that wants to consume them. They challenge false narratives and political unrest, as well as the difficulty of finding their place in a world turned against them. The play explores such themes as heeding the call to action, bravery in the face of certain death, and standing for what’s right despite the challenges and dangers of doing so. As women in our own time fight for their reproductive rights, for their rights to compete, to take part in the process, the fears, desires, and sacrifices of these women become relevant again.
Produced by Tristan Poje and Jasmine Gates
Olympe – Mary Wakefield
Charlotte – Emma Wesslund
Marie – Alex Greenberg
Marianne – Rachel Johnson
Assistant Director – Kirk Patton
Stage Manager – Jerry Callistein
Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager – Hamza Elnaggar
Lighting Designer – Steve Deming
Soud Designer – Lucien Reubens
Properties Designer – Karen Fleming
Costume Designer – Mary Wakefield
Dramaturgy – Jennifer Georgia
Stage Combat/Intimacy Coordinator – Julia Harris
Set Painting – McKenna Kelly
Set Building – Spencer Knoll
Hair/Make-up – Lauren Agresti