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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

UWM students stage a life’s immensity in a studio theater

 The legend of Peer Gynt is an exhaustive, fantastical one. A ragged man becomes highly successful only to find his fortunes turn over the course of many, many years. It’s a long and winding journey based in Norwegian folklore. Many years after Henrik Ibsen crystallized the legend into a five-act play, American
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Theatre Gigante’s ancient tale of revenge

 This month, Milwaukee theater veterans Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson stage an adaptation of the ancient Greek legend of Electra in their Theatre Gigante production. It's a tale of revenge that has echoed throughout
Monday, May 6, 2013

Theatre Gigante marks 25 years with a new Electra

 "When you want to know what grief means, remember me," Electra tells the Chorus of Female Slaves in The Oresteia, the 2,500-year-old dramatization by the Greek playwright Aeschylus of King Agamemnon's bloody
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Winning the lottery at Theatre Gigante

 The fantasy of winning the lottery is so universal that it's easy to overlook as a subject for serious drama. Any attempt at exploring sudden, catastrophic wealth runs the risk of cliché. Hungarian playwright György Spiró
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

Plus: Theater Happenings

 Dreaming about something and living it are two completely different things. The fact that this premise has become a cliché is very telling about contemporary culture. Perfection is a moving target and we never seem satisfied. It's a deep-rooted cultural understanding that seems to be hammered into the very fabric

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