Hickory – The Revolutionists, opening Friday, Nov. 1 in the Firemen’s Kitchen will be Pamela Livingstone’s last Kitchen show before she retires in June. Performances are November 1-17.
Livingstone, who has been the Artistic director at the Theatre since 2000, chose to do this show for a number of reasons. Chief among them was to have one more chance to work in the unique, cabaret-style of the Firemen’s Kitchen, and to stage this one in a unique way that’s never been done in there before.
“It’s what we call a “letter box” style,” she said. “The stage comes through the audience, kind of like a runway. So the audience is on both sides of the stage instead of all facing one direction. It comes out from backstage and then ends in a guillotine,” she added with a grin.
“I also just love this play. It’s a small cast of four women, who each play a different woman from the era of the French Revolution. So it’s sort of a period-piece that takes place in that time, with costumes from that era, but the language is all modern. It’s a blisteringly funny play about four badass women.”
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: Pamela Livingstone, Artistic Director at the Hickory Community Theatre is directing The Revolutionists in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Performances begin on November 1 in the Firemen’s Kitchen. For tickets call 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org. Photo by Carol Anne Hartman.