Kicks Off Brisbane March 2nd to 26th.
The Curators Theatre will kick off for 2021 the Australian Premiere of the American hit comedy, The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson. Performed to universal acclaim across the United States, and offering a biting political commentary of our times.
We joined the cast and crew at a rehearsal weekend, and the founder-director Michael Beh, a very gifted and hard-working creator is so excited about this production and we are too now as to what we saw and who we meet.
The Revolutionists is a stirring, funny, brilliant evocation of courage and the strength born of sisterhood.
Set against the shadow of Madame Guillotine during The Reign of Terror in revolutionary Paris, 1793, four incredible women – all based in historical fact and all doomed – have a fictitious meeting that is hilarious, moving and fateful.
Into the studio of forgotten French playwright, philosopher and feminist advocate, Olympe de Gouges, wafts the glittering, vivacious but confused Marie Antoinette. How could France have got her so wrong? The tragic Charlotte Corday stops by – dagger in hand – on her way to assassinate that monster of the Revolution, Jean-Paul Marat, in his bathtub. You stick it to him, girl! Into this unlikely mix steps Marianne, a runaway French Caribbean slave who is intimately acquainted with the forces of oppression. Grounded, wise and determined, she understands exactly what she’s up against!
This unlikely trio challenge the paralysing fear at the heart of de Gouges’ writer’s block and help her give voice to the hope that, amidst one of the greatest social upheavals the world has known, there is room to also give women liberté and egalité; to make women truly the equals of their male compatriots. In so doing, she speaks to issues that are vital, relevant and still so often unresolved for women across the globe in our 21st century world.
Infused with live song, exquisite haute couture-inspired period costumes and a set that echoes Paris Fashion Week, this production of The Revolutionists promises to be an unforgettable night of lush, bold, bolshie theatre.
Directed and designed by Curators’ founder, Michael Beh (Third Beauty, Ghosts, Vincent River) and featuring Curators’ ensemble members: Lisa Hickey (Ghosts), Amanda McErlean (Vincent River) and Lauren Roche (Ghosts) as well as Curators’ guest artist, Asabi Goodman (Harrow), The Revolutionists is an international hit show, not to be missed!
A COMEDY, A QUARTET, A REVOLUTIONARY DREAM FUGUE, A TRUE STORY, A CELEBRATION!
Between Tuesday 2 March 2021 7:30 PM and Friday 26 March 2021 7:30 PM
9 Chippendall St, Milton, Qld 4064