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The Revolutionists

Lauren Gunderson; Directed by Bryan McVeigh

Liberté, égalité, SORORITÉ!!!
A jazzy quartet of beautiful, badass women...a playwright, a Haitian rebel, an assassin, and a former queen...lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. This dream-tweaked comedy is about art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters...and how finding your voice can change the world.


  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Callbacks by invitation only

You need only attend one audition session to be considered. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals will be held on Sun, Tues, and Thurs evenings at The Barley Sheaf playhouse.

Tech Week (mandatory for all actors): April 19, 20, 21, 22 (6 pm call time)

Performance dates: April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8 pm and May 3 at 2 pm

Those planning to attend auditions should email the production team at RevoBSP2020@gmail.com.** We will send a PDF file containing audition sides as well as additional information about characters. Also included will be a copy of the audition form that you can fill out before your arrival at the theater, which contains specific dates/times for planned rehearsals.

**We strongly suggest that interested individuals contact us for this information packet to help you prepare for auditions.**

If you have any questions about the show or auditions, you may email the production team at the email provided above.

Cast requirements: 4 women, ages 18-50*

*If your actual age falls outside of this range, but you still feel a strong connection to a character and would like to audition ? then please do so. Give US the chance to determine if you are right for the part! However, due to the (legal) complexities of working with minors, we request that all those auditioning be at least 18 years old by January 19, 2020.

Character descriptions from the playwright:

OLYMPE DE GOUGES: 35-50. Badass activist playwright and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never remarried to ensure her personal freedom. All Ethnicities.

MARIANNE ANGELLE: 30-50. A badass black woman in Paris. She is from the Caribbean, a free woman, a spy working with her husband, Vincent. Tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all. Ethnicity: African American/African descent/Caribbean descent.

CHARLOTTE CORDAY: 18-28. Badass country girl and assassin. Very serious, hardened by
righteousness, never been kissed. Has a pocket watch she keeps checking. All Ethnicities.

MARIE-ANTOINETTE: 35-45. Less badass but fascinating former queen of France. Bubbly, graceful, opinionated, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend. All Ethnicities.


Coming April 24th

April 2020
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
May 2020
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
2:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm

Purchase tickets and select your seats on-line. Tickets are also available via our reservation line at 610-363-7075.


Bryan McVeigh
Karen Barnett

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