Bastille Day Comedy: "The Revolutionists"

Vive la France! A staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's French Revolution comedy
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Celebrate Bastille Day by attending the Main Library's staged reading of The Revolutionists, Lauren Gunderson’s thought-provoking comedy about women active in the French Revolution.

In Paris in 1793, at the height of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, mobs are forming, heads are rolling, and Olympe de Gouges is writing a comedy.  When an assassin, a spy, and an infamous former queen knock on Olympe’s door, these badass women must decide their role in the revolution. Will they be remembered on the pages of history? Or will their time be cut short by Madame Guillotine?

Written by San Franciscan Lauren Gunderson (America’s most produced living playwright), The Revolutionists is based on real women, real executions, and real terror. . . but remember it’s a comedy.

Vive la France! French Culture Events at the Main Library:

Bastille Day Comedy: The Revolutionists. July 14, 2 pm, Koret Auditorium. A staged reading of San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson’s thought-provoking comedy about women active in the French Revolution.

World Literature Book Club: Notre Dame of Paris (aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo. July 18, 6 pm, Paley Room—3rd Floor.

Classics of French Cinema: The 400 Blows and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. July 21, 1 pm, Koret Auditorium.

Classics of French Cinema: Faces Places by Agnes Varda and J.R.     July 25, 5:30 pm, Koret Auditorium.

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