Fran Martone, Jacqueline Arvanitis, & Laura Crawford are in to talk about the Village Players new show The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson
Opening November 8
Directed by Fran Martone
Featuring: Emily Waters, Jacqueline Arvanitis, Laura Crawford and Aimee Reid.
Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It's a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.
The Village Players is a 100% volunteer-run organization, from the people who staff the ticket counter, run the lights and sound, and stage crew to the actors and directors. If you are interested in volunteering at The Village, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at VPlayers@gmail.com.
We accept submissions for shows all year round. These go to our Play-Reading Committee who sort through and read every single show. November 1 is the cut-off date for submissions. Normally, at our December or January board meeting, the Play-Reading Committee submits its selections for the next year, as well as the shows that were not selected. Then comes the hard part. The board reads and rehashes all the work that the committee did and comes to a final consensus on the following season.
If you have seen a show that you think we could pull off, heard of one you would like to see done, written one you would like performed, or you have an interest in directing at The Village Players, please do not hesitate to contact. We shall be happy to put it up for consideration.