The Revolutionists Reviews
LA Splash- Somewhat Recommended
"...The primary critique about THE REVOLUTIONISTS involves the play itself. This is a talky production with very limited action – too many words and not much else. Of course, this gives the playwright the opportunity to flesh out the four main characters – certainly a positive. However, a greater balance between verbiage and movement in service to the story would have been welcome."
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
"...Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists focuses on four women during the French Revolution: playwright Olympe De Gouges (Kat Kemmet), most famously known for being an assassin; Charlotte Corday (Sami Stumman), the last Queen of France before the Revolution; Marie Antoinette (Meghan Lloyd); and a passionate Haitian rebel, Marianne Angelle (Alana J. Webster). These women are badass in a comedy with very serious undertones - which include women being sentenced to execution if they dare to go against the laws of the state."
Haines His Way- Recommended
"...Although the shadow of Madame Guillotine hangs over these women, the play contains a lot of laughs, with Lloyd's Marie providing the bulk of them. She delivers the goods as the flighty monarch comes closer to accepting the reality around her. Kemmet provides a solid center to the action, her Olympe is dedicated to the cause, to the written word and to her new friends. Stumman is a little spitfire as Corday and Olivia (with her Eartha Kitt-like voice) is heroic and stalwart and always dignified. Director Melanie MacQueen has deftly guided her cast through the comedy and tragedy of their lives. Michael Mullen's detailed period costumes are a great asset to the production. The Revolutionists is a feminist history lesson and a laugh riot and well worth seeing."