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The Revolutionists

A wild and raucous ride of politics, art and activism

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts is proud to present The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson.  This satirical farce is both drolly funny and touchingly poignant while portraying these hilarious and loveable women trapped in a somber history.   The Revolutionists will show at 7:30 p.m. on December 3-4 & 9-11 and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. on December 5 & 12 in Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts, on the corner of 16th and Vine Streets.

The Revolutionists highlights four beautiful, badass women who 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.

Tickets go on sale online beginning Friday, October 1, 2021 at  In person/phone ticket sales begin November 29 at 1:00 p.m.  Box office hours are 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before show times.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior/non UWL students and $8 for UW-L students; call (608) 785-6696.

WHO:  UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts
WHAT: The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson
WHERE: Toland Theatre, UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts located on 16th and Vine Streets.
WHEN: December 3-4 & 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and December 5 & 12 at 2:00 p.m.

COST: $20 adults; $18 seniors citizens/non UW-L students; $8 UW-L students.  General Admission.  Tickets may be purchased online at beginning October 1, 2021.  In person/phone reservations begin November 29 by calling 608-785-6696.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-4:30 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.  

PRODUCTION TEAM:  Karen M. Dabney (Director), Grace Happe (Stage Manager), Joe Anderson (Costume Designer), Mandy Kolbe (Scenic Designer), Megan Morey (Sound Designer), Ben Golden (Lighting Designer), Megan Morey (Technical Director), Ronald Mickle (Dramaturg)


  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2021
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021


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