Watch Webb’s Spring Play: ‘The Revolutionists’

Webb students performed “The Revolutionists,” a comedy set surprisingly during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, on Saturday, May 29 in the Liu/Cheung Theater.

The play, written by Lauren Gunderson, is no ordinary comedy.

This fierce and funny romp through Revolutionary France follows the fortunes and fates of four fabulous women from history. Queen Marie Antoinette, playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday and freedom-fighter Marianne Angelle attempt to navigate the dangerous world in which they find themselves and try to resist the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris.

It’s a play about legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, the power of the theater, and how we might go about changing the world for the good.  

“The Revolutionists” stars Laura Caldwell ‘21 as Olympe de Gouges, Ashley Munguia ‘21 as Marianne Angelle, Sofia Centeno ‘22 as Marie Antoinette, Sydney Becker ‘24 as Charlotte Corday and Ian Moon ‘24 and Jovana Luna ‘24 as musical-loving executioners.  

Paige Woodard ’21 leads the crew as stage manager, with Iris Chiu ‘21 on sound board, Jacqueline Cordes ‘21 on light board, Jonah Canty ‘23 providing videography and Riya Patel ‘21 and Sneha Jindal ‘21 making up the running crew.  

“The Revolutionists” was performed before a small and socially distanced audience. A live broadcast is available below.

May 31, 2021

19:04 PM PDT