ROME © Illustration Pony

ROME

Shakespeare marathon

2023-05-04 18:00 2023-05-06 23:59 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: ROME

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/31894

In-person event

Binge-watching an entire TV series, eyes glued to your screen, is so 2020–21. It’s time for a unifying saga, an epic experience … it’s time for ROME! Welcome to a Shakespeare marathon: the four Roman plays plus a stage adaptation of a narrative poem, assembled in a single production under the sharp eye of the great director Brigitte Haentjens, with a cast of some 20 performer–athletes and three musicians whose hearts vibrate in tune with the...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
May 4 - 6, 2023
ROME © Illustration Pony
Photo : Marjorie Guindon, Design : Marie Tourigny
“Rise and fall of an empire ”
  • In-person event
  • Français
  • ≈ 6 hours · With intermission

Binge-watching an entire TV series, eyes glued to your screen, is so 2020–21. It’s time for a unifying saga, an epic experience … it’s time for ROME! Welcome to a Shakespeare marathon: the four Roman plays plus a stage adaptation of a narrative poem, assembled in a single production under the sharp eye of the great director Brigitte Haentjens, with a cast of some 20 performer–athletes and three musicians whose hearts vibrate in tune with the eloquent dialogue translated by the inimitable Jean Marc Dalpé. 

ROME is a spectacular six-hour journey behind the scenes of an empire that rose and fell, as if following the trajectory of a prophetic black sun that, 400 years later, resonates eerily with our times. The cycle opens with The Rape of Lucrece, the female body portrayed as a territory to be invaded; a chaotic democracy struggles to emerge in the face of Coriolanus’ contemptuous and exaggerated righteousness; Julius Caesar exposes the implacable mechanics of tyranny; the explosive cocktail of love and politics is captured in Antony and Cleopatra; and the adventure concludes with the legendary bloodbath of Titus Andronicus

We will depart from ROME basking in the glory of having attended a performance–event that will leave its mark on the soul and the body, even as it chips away at the very foundations of our so-called “civilized” societies. 

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
May 1
May 2
May 3
May 4
  • 6:00pm opening night
May 5
  • 6:00pm
May 6
  • 1:30pm matinee
May 7
ROME © Illustration Pony
Photo : Marjorie Guindon, Design : Marie Tourigny
  • With Sabrina Bégin Tejeda, Jean-Denis Beaudoin, Marc Béland, Alex Bergeron, Éliane Bergeron, Céline Bonnier, Vincent Carré, Samuël Côté, Guido Del Fabbro, Leïla Donabelle Kaze, Sylvie Drapeau, Irdens Exantus, Bernard Falaise, Reda Guerinik, Lauren Hartley, Bozidar Krčevinac, Frédéric Lavallée, Roméo Lucas, Jean-Moïse Martin, Iannicko N’Doua, Gaétan Nadeau, Leni Parker, Alice Pascual, Véronique Perron, Viktor Proulx, Sébastien Ricard, Joakim Robillard, Madeleine Sarr, Mattis Savard-Verhoeven and Valérie Tellos
  • Assistant director Félix Dagenais
  • Dramaturg Mélanie Dumont
  • Sets Anick La Bissonnière
  • Props Julie Measroch
  • Costumes Julie Charland
  • Lighting Julie Basse
  • Music and sound designer Bernard Falaise
  • Hair Stéphane Scotto Di Cesare
  • Costume assistant Yso
  • Movement coach Harold Rhéaume
  • Sound installation Frédéric Auger
  • Technical director Jérémi Guilbault-Asselin
  • Production director Cynthia Bouchard-Gosselin
  • Production assistant Félix-Antoine Gauthier
  • General codirector and administrative director Émilie Martel
  • Produced by Sibyllines
  • Coproduced by NAC French Theatre
  • Developed with support from the NAC’s National Creation Fund
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