Tearing Down the Patriarchy in Crowded Fire's 'Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again'

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Karla Acosta, Gabriel Christian, Cat Luedtke, Leigh Rondon-Davis star in 'Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. at Crowded Fire Theater (Cheshire Isaacs/Crowded Fire Theater)

Four women and two men foment a revolution in gender relations in Alice Birch's play Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again, which opened this week at Crowded Fire Theater. In a series of stinging sketches, the play puts a microscope to the way we talk about love, work, and friendship between the sexes.

In one scene showing the aftermath of a wedding proposal, the women says, “You essentially said you want to reduce your income tax. And inherit my pension. That I am to become to become your property, your possession. A thing you own." And when the man replies, "It doesn’t mean those things anymore," the woman asks, "What does it mean then?”

With the #MeToo movement in full swing, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again couldn't be more timely. Crowded Fire's Founding Artistic Director Rebecca Novick directs the play, which is currently at the Portrero Stage in San Francisco until March 24. Details here.