SILVER SPRING STAGE TO PRESENT THE REVOLUTIONISTS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GAITHERSBURG ARTS BARN
Silver Spring Stage, in its final production of the 2022-23 season, will present The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson July 14-23 at the Arts Barn, 311 South Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg. The production will be directed by Jen Katz.
The Revolutionists, produced in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, is a comedy set 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 the world in which they find themselves. Together the four women champion their own right to rebel and challenge the false narratives and political unrest around them.
Gunderson was the most produced playwright in the U.S. in both the 2016-17 and 2019-20 seasons. Silver Spring Stage has mounted several Gunderson shows, including Ada and the Engine, Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, and Silent Sky. Her works focus on women who challenged the cultural and political constraints of their day, making history in the process.
For The Revolutionists, Silver Spring Stage is partnering for the first time with the Arts Barn, a beautifully renovated stable on the former Tschiffely estate that now houses a 99-seat theater, rotating art exhibits, and artists-in-residence studios. Silver Spring Stage’s home space in the Woodmoor Shopping Center is undergoing repairs.
Silver Spring Stage, founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1970, exists in part to provoke conversation and shine a light on stories that might otherwise remain untold. We are a community theatre on a mission to present the best in contemporary theatre that will appeal to the diverse population of the Silver Spring area and attract new audiences and artists.
For more on The Revolutionists or to secure reviewer tickets, visit www.ssstage.org or contact Communications Manager Peter Orvetti.
Our facilities are now officially closed and will remain so until after completion of the construction work. That work is expected to begin by May 15 and will be completed by the end of July. The work will include replacing our ceiling beneath the sidewalk as well as the sidewalk itself to stop water intrusion from above. During this time, the sprinkler system will be updated to current code. In addition, the wastewater outflow from the lobby bathroom will be replaced. During this period, we will be holding a series of work days to clean up and, eventually, restore our space after the construction. We are expecting to reopen in August, in time to produce an abbreviated one-act festival.
Silver Spring Stage encourages its patrons and volunteers to keep their COVID-19 vaccinations up to date. Given the high vaccination rate in our area and current low levels of COVID-19 transmission, we no longer require audience members to show proof of vaccination. Like other theaters in our area that operate in small spaces with patrons seated close to the actors, we do require all audience members and all non-performing volunteers to wear masks, which have been shown to aid in keeping transmission low in high-occupancy enclosed areas like ours. Actors onstage will be unmasked during the performance. These protocols are consistent with current practice in a majority of live theater venues in the DC area, as documented by Theatre Washington. Silver Spring Stage is proud of its record during the pandemic and thanks you for your continued support in our effort to keep everyone healthy.
Our 55th Season