Gracchi by Sina Suren
Gracchi is a multidisciplinary ensemble play, dramatizing the lives of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus, two historical politicians and brothers living in late Roman Republic. Born to power and influence they see the economic and social distress of their people and decide to implement radical reforms to aid their countrymen. Their populistic approach to bringing reforms however, will set them up directly against the Senate and turn the society and politics entrenched and uncompromising.
Keywords: Rome, Ensemble, Politics, Populism, Power, Historic, Epic
Produced by Salle Rouge, Les Grand Ballets de Montreal, Place des Arts, October 2022
Finalist of the Write on Q competition, 2020
Run time: 110 minutes
Suitable for students 14+
Content note: Live music is optional.
Cast size: 18 actors
Casting note: Except for the brothers, their mother, and a few other mentioned characters the gender of the actors playing can be either male or female, depending on the production. Just like the original mounting of the play.
Most actors will play multiple roles, since there are more than 18 characters, a producer could increase the size of cast or use the doubling sheet at the end of the play as a guide.