#PeopleOfPeace: WPU Professor, Amy White, Directs Raleigh Little Theatre’s “The Revolutionists”

September 26, 2018
Promo image for Raleigh Little Theatre's play, The Revolutionists

“The Revolutionists” runs from September 28 through October 14 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre at Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT), and will include several members of the William Peace University community.

Amy White, who is a professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at WPU and directed projects such as “The Wild Party”, “The Laramie Project”, “American Idiot”, and August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson”, is making her directing debut at Raleigh Little Theatre in its production of “The Revolutionists.”

“Raleigh Little Theatre and WPU have been two of my artistic homes for several years. It’s wonderful to have such a great collaboration between these two organizations.”

White, who has frequented RLT as an actor and educator, is joined on this latest production by WPU Musical Theatre seniors, Cheyenne Morris and Tiffany Lewis, both of whom are utilizing the experience for their senior internship requirements. Morris has flexed her leadership skills as the assistant director on “The Revolutionists,” while Lewis shows deft skill on stage as an actor. Additionally, Liz Webb, WPU’s Assistant Director of Admissions Operations and Technology, gives a heartfelt and hilarious performance in the show.

WPU professor, Amy White, directing a Raleigh Little Theatre production.
Amy White (left) and Cheyenne Morris (right) prepare for the opening of “The Revolutionists.”

“Raleigh Little Theatre and WPU have been two of my artistic homes for several years. It’s wonderful to have such a great collaboration between these two organizations,” White remarked. “I’m so proud of the work we’ve done together. I hope everyone will come see this very funny and poignant show!”

“The Revolutionists” is a passionate and empowering story of four beautiful and uncompromising women who are re-imagined as the heroes of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. France’s fight for equality and freedom propels itself to modern times with this bold, brave, and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy, and standing up for one’s beliefs.

White and Webb will also be making an appearance on The State of Things, a statewide National Public Radio show featured on WUNC. The pair can be heard on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 9 p.m. On the show, Webb will be performing a monologue from “The Revolutionists” and White will discuss the relevance of her academic research on political theatre, specifically in regards to “The Revolutionists.”

“The Revolutionists” plays at 8 p.m., September 28-30, October 4-7, and October 11-14.

For ticket information visit, raleighlittletheatre.org.

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