Pictured: Vanessa Severo
Unicorn Theatre has announced the cast for the final show of its 45th season, the regional premiere of THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson.
Directed by Missy Koonce, the production features local actors Vanessa Severo, Chioma Anyanwu, Amy Attaway, and Elise Poehling.
THE REVOLUTIONISTS tells the story of four women who made history during the French Revolution: playwright Olympe de Gouge attempts to write something politically meaningful for which she will be remembered. Charlotte Corday plots to assassinate one of the Revolution’s most evil participants. Deposed Queen Marie Antoinette grapples with her recent losses. Marianne Angelle, free woman of color and Caribbean spy, fights to expand the nation’s notion of liberty to include women of color. When Lauren Gunderson puts these four women in the same room, questions arise about art’s ability to make meaningful change, whether violence is ever the right course of action and what on earth a woman’s role can be in the midst of the madness.
THE REVOLUTIONISTS runs June 5 – 30. For more information visit unicorntheatre.org.