Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre’s latest production, the wild and raucous comedy The Revolutionists, begins its 10 performance run this Friday, Nov 1 in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Performances continue through November 1-17. Tickets are now on sale at hickorytheatre.org or by calling 828-328-2283.
Four beautiful, uncompromising women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set 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, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story – or total fiction. Maybe it’s a play about a play, or a raucous resurrection that ends in a song and a scaffold.
Performances of The Revolutionists are Fridays and Saturdays (Nov 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16) at 8:00pm, Thursdays (Nov 7 & 14) at 7:30pm and Sundays (Nov 10 & 17) at 2:30pm .Tickets for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for students and youth 18 & under. Thursday night tickets are $14 for all adults and $10 for students and youth 18 & under.
The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The Revolutionists is produced by Dr. George Clay, III, DDS and Robert Abbey, Inc. A Cleaner World, Paramount Automotive and Sunbelt Xpress are the sponsors of the 2019-2020 Season.
Photo: Tiffany Christian (left) as Marianne Angelle and Emma Lee Kurts as Marie Antoinette in The Revolutionists in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Photo by Ken Burns.