The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson
February 9- 25
True story? Total fiction? Or that special place where the two collide in your very own imagination? ~ Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution. At the height of the Reign of Terror, playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette hang out, plot murder and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. This fantasia by one of the country's most exciting playwrights considers how we actually go about changing the world. Advisory: The Revolutionists is appropriate for adults and older teenage audiences. These four women may wear corsets and wigs, but they have a distinctly modern (and hilarious) sensibility when it comes to very strong adult language and ousting political tyrants.
FAU Student, Faculty, Industry, and Subscription tickets available at FAU Box
Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer
When life just seems too difficult to face, how far are we willing to go for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives? ~ Two lost souls come together under most unusual circumstances in this deeply insightful and charmingly funny new play by the prolific Deborah Zoe Laufer (The Three Sisters of Weehauken). Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed working at a small-town fulfillment center. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. When she meets Mike, a man who makes art out of garbage, it's Bari's turn to pull another out of the darkness. Advisory: Be Here Now is appropriate for adults and older teenage audiences.
Student, Faculty, Industry, & Subscription tickets available directly from the Student Union Box Office.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm ($35)
Preview Performance: November 30, 7:30pm ($25)
Special opening weekend matinee: Saturday, December 2, 3pm ($35)
From the magical mind of playwright and celebrated host of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell me…, Peter Sagal ~ Frank and Doris are retired, comfortable and desperate. One day, they snatch their darling baby granddaughter and make a run for Florida, land of eternal sunshine and eternal rest, where they meet a variety of characters living on the fuzzy border between life and la-la-land—all of whom look just like the people they left behind. Cornered by an affable detective, they make one last run to President Truman's Little White House in Key West, at the very end of the road. There, their daughter Isabel, an avenging angel in expensive clothes, corners and confronts them with every mistake they've ever made. This comedy about parents, children, and the fate that awaits us all, won a MacArthur Fellowship from the O'Neill Theater Center. Advisory: This Florida adventure may make your heart race and your mind bend, but it’s fun for the entire family.