Gratiano

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 to Friday, 13 March 2020
Adelaide Fringe

A retelling of Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' from the perspective of a minor character, casting a new truth on a tale of bigotry and hate that has been set in Fascist Italy. 3 SHOWS ONLY

Bassanio has been murdered and, under suspicion, Gratiano is forced to revisit his Fascist past. He was never the hero – just a minor character, the plucky comic relief – but he never thought he played the villain. Set in post-war Italy this thought-provoking sequel to Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' explores the politics of prejudice in the modern age. From the team behind Edfringe Sell-out 'The Unknown Soldier'.

'Ericson's elegant fable reaches out beyond today's xenophobes and ultra-nationalists and speaks with integrity while we laugh our socks off.' ****1/2 GlamAdelaide

Details

Theatre: 
Pricing: 
Adults $25, Conc $20, Child $20, Family $18, BSA $19.50, CC $0, Artist Pass (at the door, subject to availability) $0
Duration: 
60 mins
Credits: 

Written and Performed by Ross Ericson
Directed by Michelle Yim
Lighting Design: Stephen Dean

Season: 
Wednesday, 4 March 2020 - 6:00pm
Monday, 9 March 2020 - 6:00pm
Friday, 13 March 2020 - 6:00pm

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