RRCC to Produce THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson

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Wren Barnes
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October 27, 2021

RRCC to Produce THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson
A Comedy, A Quartet, A Revolutionary Dream Fugue, A True Story

LAKEWOOD, CO - The Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) Theatre Arts and Dance Department will present The Revolutionists, written by Lauren Gunderson, on November 11-13 and 18-20 at 7PM (Please note that this production has been moved to February 17th, 18th at 7pm and the 19th at 2pm and 7pm) at the Red Rocks Community College Theatre, Lakewood campus. The Revolutionists is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The Revolutionists is described by Dramatists as a fantastically funny show about four beautiful, badass women who lose their heads during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. It’s irreverent, thought-provoking, and surprisingly relevant. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris.

Director Kelly Jo Eldredge is thrilled to work with students on this production. “I love this show for its teaching opportunities. The characters are real historical figures, which is drawing many of our history students to the production, and it’s very accessible to all audiences. The characters speak in 21st century language—swear words and all—but they wear period costumes, which is a great opportunity for our costuming students. Additionally, the whole play is filled with beautiful contradictions. It’s funny yet deadly serious; dream-like but very real and VERY relevant; about the past and the present (and the future). Finally, it’s theatrical and it’s true.”

Tickets to this production are limited, due to social distancing guidelines. Masks are required for all attending the event. Tickets for all RRCC Theatre Department productions may be purchased via this website: https://redrocks.cc/tickets.

About RRCC Theatre Arts and Dance Program
Red Rocks Community College has the only fully developed two-year Theatre Arts program in performance, production, and theatre technology in Colorado. The program offers courses leading to an Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts and an Associate of Applied Science in Theatre Technology. It also offers unique certificates in technical theatre, costuming, stage makeup, choreography, musical theatre, and writing for the stage and screen. In addition, the Theatre Arts and Dance Department engages in numerous partnership projects, both on campus and within the community. For more information, contact department chair Kelly Jo Eldredge at Kelly.Eldredge@rrcc.edu.

About Red Rocks Community College
Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.  www.rrcc.edu.

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