A revolution needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.

The Theatre at Marietta College is pleased to present The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson April 5th through 13th, 2019.

Four beautiful badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges (played by Grace Tomasko), assassin Charlotte Corday (Becca Robinson), former queen and fan of ribbons Marie Antoinette (Victoria Hughes), and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle (Casiha Felt) hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…[Gunderson] has created a play that is wonderfully wild and raucous…It’s a wild ride, filled with verbal gymnastics that come racing at you so quickly it’s occasionally hard to keep up. Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.” — Cincinnati Enquirer

Directed by Melissa Hill Grande.


  • April 5 at 8 p.m.: Ticket holders are invited to join us after the performance for an opening night celebration!
  • April 6 at 2 p.m.: A portion of the proceeds from this performance will benefit Playing for Others, a Charlotte, NC–based organization that provides programs for teens in personal development, service, and the arts. Founder and Executive Director Jen Band is a 2002 graduate of the Marietta College Theatre B.F.A. program.
  • April 6 at 8 p.m.
  • April 11 at 8 p.m.
  • April 12 at 8 p.m.
  • April 13 at 8 p.m.: Enhance your experience in 30 minutes or less! As part of our Preshow Lecture Series, join us an hour before this performance to engage with directors, dramaturgs, and special guests as they draw back the curtain and share insights on what you are about to see. Don’t worry — No spoilers here!

Intended for mature audiences. $20/adult, $15/child or senior. Tickets available in advance at www.marietta.edu/boxoffice or at the box office beginning an hour before each performance. Friederich Theater is located on the first floor of Hermann Fine Arts Center (500 Butler St.) on the campus of Marietta College.