Gracchi

rise theatre collective 2022

edifice wilder - place des arts

MONTREAL

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Sina A. Suren 

SET AND PROPS DESIGN: Karen Hurtado

COSTUME DESIGN: Adrienne Gantenberg

LIGHTING DESIGN: You Chen Zhang

PROJECTION DESIGN: Odin Rezai

SOUND DESIGN: Maria Jiminez

STAGE MANAGER: Elisabeth Nyveen

PHOTOS: Shiva Bagheri

 

Gracchi dramatizes the lives of the brothers Tiberius Gracchus and Gaius Gracchus. Two influential politicians living in the late Roman Republic, a troubled time of corrupt politicians, outdate administration and a society filled with wealth disparity. To aid their fellow citizens the Gracchi brothers decide to embark on a campaign for implanting the largest land redistribution in Roman history. Over the course of their lives and political careers, their populistic approach to bringing reforms will set them up directly against the Senate and turn the society and politics entrenched and uncompromising. Ensuring direct confrontation between the senatorial and populist factions. As we explore not just the nature of political power but also its effect on the people, the personal ambitions and vendettas justified by ideals, factionalism and familial expectations

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