Directed by Kathryn MacMillan

Executive Honorary Producers: Angela Mullen & Lisa Yanak
Artistic Sponsor: Rebecca Bradbeer
Artistic Sponsor: Nancy DeLucia

FEB 1-25, 2018

Content & Length
subject to change
prior to opening night

Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with one intermission

Contains adult language, mention of violence.

Four badass women try not to lose their heads in this irreverent, rebellious comedy set during the French Revolution. Amidst the Reign of Terror, four renegades—an assassin, a spy, a writer, and, of course, Marie Antoinette—hang out, plot murder, find friendship, and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. Armed with sharp wit and even sharper knives, this comedy of liberté, égalité, and sororité considers how we actually go about changing the world.

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[1] Young Friends Night

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Production Team

Kathryn MacMillan

Lighting Designer
Lily Fossner

Set Designer
Brian Dudkiewicz

Props Master
Dale Nadel

Costume Designer
Janus Stefanowicz

Sound Design
Chris Colucci

Assistant Director
Elise D'Avella

Meghan Winch

Stage Manager
Chelsea Sanz*

Assistant Stage Manager
Melanie Reuter

Featuring (in order of appearance): Jaylene Clark Owens, Claire Inie-Richards, Charlotte Northeast, and Jessica Bedford

In the News

"Year of the Woman Makes Local Impact"

NBC10 | 2/13/18
Charlotte Northeast, one of the stars of the show, and Kathryn MacMillan, the director, joined NBC10’s Katy Zachry to talk about the play following Olympe De Gouges, a playwright and activist in the 18th Century. Coupled with the show is the “Women Who Dare” gallery, inspired by revolutionary women throughout the ages.
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"Theatre Review: Woman Centered View in The Revolutionists at Theatre Horizon"

by Dennis Bloh | Philly Review | 2/13/18
"['The Revolutionists'] is not only extremely witty, but it is also a pointed diatribe against today’s society... Today, where we discover daily the inequality between men and women, Lauren Gunderson’s 'The Revolutionists' challenges the audience to see how embarrassingly little change has occurred..."
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"Theatre Horizon Presents Lauren Gunderson’s ‘The Revolutionists’: Grace and Power"

by Mark Cofta | Broad Street Review | 2/11/18
"The women’s ferocious determination brings real consequences and darker tones in Act II, which Kathryn MacMillan's production expertly navigates. 'It's the Reign of Terror,' Marianne points out, 'not the reign of agree and disagree...'"
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"Fighting the Good Fights with ‘The Revolutionists’"

by Howard Shapiro | WHYY | 2/9/18
"'The Revolutionists,' about four women who insist on playing roles in the French Revolution, is the most serious modern comedy I know. Its production at Theatre Horizon fits the play perfectly, alternating between lightheaded and tragic, fluidly moving from mood to mood without being forced..."
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"Theatre Horizon’s ‘The Revolutionists’ is a Razor Sharp Romp"

by Ellen Wilson Dilks | Delaware County Culture Vultures | February 2018
"Ms. MacMillan’s direction of this fast-paced romp is sure handed and well executed. Her ensemble of four is a talented group of actresses who attack the material with fierce joy... Theatre Horizon’s technical aspects support the production beautifully."
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"PREVIEW: Norristown’s Theatre Horizon Pays Tribute to #WomenWhoDare with ‘The Revolutionists,’ Art Exhibit"

by Ed Condran | The Reporter | 2/1/18
"'I think considering what is happening (in Hollywood) that women can see the parallels between now and the French revolution,' MacMillan said... The witty characters possess humor, grace and intelligence as they go about changing the world..."
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"Theatre Horizon starts a Revolution(ist)"

by A.D. Amorosi | The Philadelphia Gay News | 1/31/18
"In the hands and mouths of San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson (writer of 2015’s “Silent Sky”), Theatre Horizon guest [artistic] director Kathryn MacMillan and four of Philadelphia’s wiliest actresses... will get a little closer to 1789-era Paris this month with The Revolutionists... Acting and writing are two parts of the show’s equation at Theatre Horizon..."
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"Press Release: Theatre Horizon to Honor Local and Global Female Revolutionists, Including Norristown’s Maria Bello and Nia Al"

by Philly Review Team | Philly Review | 1/16/18
"As part of Theatre Horizon’s season celebrating #WomenWhoDare, the professional theatre will honor 35 daring women with a unique and empowering gallery exhibit during the run of The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson. The women selected span the globe and cross time from the mid 18th century through today..."
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"Here Are Your Must-See Plays and Musicals on Stage This February"

by Sinead Cummings | Philly Voice | 1/15/18
"This February, spend an evening at the theater, warming up with the hottest shows. These productions should be on your radar this winter. A "Game of Thrones" parody, an all-female comedy and a 10-time Tony-nominated musical set in the 1590s make the list of must-see plays and musicals next month..."
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"An Assassin, a Spy, a Writer and Marie Antoinette Walk Into a Theater"

by Sinead Cummings | Philly Voice | 12/6/17
"While 'The Revolutionists' has a historical setting, it uses modern language and a modern point of view. The women—armed with sharp wit and even sharper knives—don't care if they are well liked. They care about being brave..."
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Jaylene Clark Owens

Jaylene Clark Owens*

Charlotte Northeast

Charlotte Northeast*

Claire Inie-Richards

Claire Inie-Richards


Jessica Bedford*

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

2017/18 Season Sponsors

Horizon $5,000


Vista $3,000

Vista Sponsors

Scene $1,000

Scene Sponsors