Town Crier Report
Palo Alto Players’ fall production of “The Revolutionists” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road.
Based on the play by Lauren Gunderson, the story takes place in 1793 during France’s Reign of Terror. Four tough women try not to lose their heads – literally – in this irreverent, rebellious comedy set amid the French Revolution. The four renegades – an assassin, a spy, a writer and, of course, Marie Antoinette – hang out, plot to murder Marat, find friendship and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. With sharp knives and sharper wit, the quartet takes the audience on an exploration of art, terrorism and the lengths some people will go to try to change the world.
Tessa Corrie directs. The cast includes Gabriella Goldstein (as Olympe de Gouges), Olga Molina (Marie Antoinette), Katherine Hamilton (Charlotte Corday) and Kimberly Ridgeway (Marianne Angelle).
Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. On-demand streaming is offered Thursday through Sunday.
Each performance runs approximately two hours, including one intermission. The play is recommended for ages 16 and older due to adult language and content.
Tickets are $27-$57; streaming costs $20 per household.
For tickets and more information, call (650) 329-0891 or visit paplayers.org.