By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Emma O’Mahoney, BU ‘22
Performances April 20-24, 2022
Four badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, surreal comedy from Lauren Gunderson, one of the most produced playwrights in America (and author of BU Theatre’s 2019 Silent Sky). During the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle, hang out, try to beat back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris, and fulfill their destinies. This fever dream of a play is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world. It’s all true. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection. You decide.