CHADRON – Chadron State College’s Theatre will present a play titled The Revolutionists in the Memorial Hall Black Box Theatre April 11-13 and April 20 at 7 p.m., and April 14 and April 21 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are free and can be reserved on the Theatre web page.

The Revolutionists is about four women who lived in France during the French Revolution. Playwright Olympe De Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat, a physician, journalist, and leader of a radical faction, lose their heads, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in Paris of 1793, according to the Dramatists Play Service website.

This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots, and chosen sisters go about changing the world, according to the Dramatists Play Service website.

Olympe de Gouges will be portrayed by Halle Smith of Wheatland, Wyo., Marianne Angelle will be portrayed by Olivia Freeze of Bridgeport, Neb., Marie Antoinette will be portrayed by Riley Perry of Box Elder, S.D., and Charlotte Corday will be played by Isabella Ashley of Rapid City, S.D. The stage manager will be Josephine Fritz of Spearfish, S.D., and the assistant stage manager will be Chloe Shatswell of Box Elder, S.D.

Perry said her favorite part of the rehearsal process is working with her fellow actors in creating strong moments throughout the show.She said the most challenging part of playing Marie Antoinette is portraying her truthfully.

“She was a real person like anyone else, and you really get the opportunity to see that in this show. Even though it's a comedy, there is so much character development throughout the show. You really begin to care for these characters. The audience will be in for a strong heartfelt story," Perry said.

Freeze said she enjoys tech rehearsals.

"I love tech rehearsals, when the whole show starts to come together, and everyone is on one page,” she said.

A challenging part of her role is that Marianne Angelle wasn't a real historical figure like the other three.

“I have no historical background to who Marianne Angelle is. This makes it more challenging, but also more exciting. I get to make a lot of creative decisions with her," Freeze said.

Fritz said she has enjoyed how ideas or jokes from the cast and crew have grown into amazing moments in a scene. She said she believes the show will offer audiences a fresh glimpse into the French Revolution and female empowerment.