Dateline: Paris, 1793, during the Reign of Terror − the time when a death sentence and the guillotine became the norm. Olympe de Gouge, author and activist, is trying to write a play about the French Revolution from a woman’s point of view. In this effort she is advised, prodded, and spurred on by three brassy, impatient, and insistent women: Marianne (a black rebel from the Caribbean), Charlotte Corday (a gutsy, single-minded assassin), and Marie-Antoinette (ex-Queen of France). This historical fantasy is a passionate, raucous, irreverent, and often hilarious anthem for four female voices, striving to be heard over the man-run horror show that they see around them.
… As Marie Antoinette puts it: “Sometimes a revolution needs a woman’s touch”.
“Funny compelling tale…full of word play and witty dialog” Hugh Hunter, Chestnut Hill Local
The Stagecrafters is a non-profit theatrical production company which has been serving Philadelphia and its surrounding areas for over 90 years. We exemplify a high level of professionalism and commitment to excellence in the art and craft of live performance.Situated in the heart of historic Chestnut Hill in northwest Philadelphia, the theater can accommodate an audience of up to 180 and is fully handicapped accessible.
by Dominique Morisseau
directed by Connie Norwood
Feb 4, 5 @ 8pm, Feb 6 @ 2pm
Feb 10,11,12 @ 8pm, Feb 13 @ 2pm
Feb 17,18,19 @ 8pm, Feb 20 @ 2pm’>
By Beth Henley
Directed by Yaga Brady
Apr 8,9 @ 8pm, Apr 10 @ 2pm
Apr 14,15,16 @ 8pm
Apr 21,22,23 @ 8pm
Apr 23,24 @ 2pm
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Suki
June 10,11 8pm, June 12 2pm
June 16,17,18 8pm, June 19 2pm
June 23,24,25 8pm, June 26 2pm
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