The Revolutionists Take Over Raleigh Little Theatre

Photo by Areon Mobasher
Photo by Areon Mobasher

In Raleigh Little Theatre‘s upcoming production of “The Revolutionists,” four uncompromising women are reimagined as the heroes of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror in this empowering comedy. Director Amy White takes us back to 1793 and provides a unique take on France’s fight for equality and freedom. “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson opens at Raleigh Little Theatre on September 28th and runs through October 14th.

Amy White, MFA is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at William Peace University.

“It’s empowering to be working with a cast of such superbly badass women. I think it’s safe to say all of us are thrilled to have the chance to represent the feminine perspective on politics, equality, justice, and change. The Revolutionists is aptly named.”

Lauren Gunderson is currently America’s most popular playwright. On the topic of “The Revolutionists,” she recently told The Guardian:,

“..right now, it’s starting to feel more and more like the French revolution, with a lot of useless wars and large gaps between the poor and the rich and a kind of tone-deaf quality of the people in charge about the reality of life for most everyday citizens, disregard for women, racism. There’s so much that is eerily similar to hundreds of years ago.”

On Saturday, October 6th, Eyes Up Here Comedy will present a late night comedy show on the set of “The Revolutionists,” featuring local comedians and storytellers. This hilarious lineup is curated and hosted by comic Erin Terry, and features Brett Williams and Rose Higgins. Drawing on the theme of “Lost my Head,” this special presentation is a glimpse behind the curtain of stories: exposing the complicated relationship of comedy and tragedy.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 919-821-3111, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., or by visiting the theatre’s website at

By Susie Potter

Susie Potter is a 2009 graduate of Meredith College where she majored in English. She holds graduate degrees in teaching and American literature from North Carolina Statue University. In addition to her work for Triangle Arts and Entertainment, she is an award-winning author of short fiction. Works have appeared in The Colton Review, Raleigh Quarterly, Broken Plate Magazine, Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, the Chaffey Review, and Existere. For more information visit