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11.18.2014 | 72 days ago | Posted at 02:55 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This holiday season Theatre Gigante hosts performer Michael Stebbins’ staging of Holidays on Ice. David Sedaris now classic holiday tales will be delivered to the stage by someone who is not David Sedaris. This is an important distinction that I feel as though I need to point out. I was first introduced to Sedaris’ work on public radio’s This American Life back in college in the mid-1990s. T...
10.13.2014 | 108 days ago | Posted at 03:10 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre Gigante Artistic Directors Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson return early next month to their 2004 deconstruction/reconstruction of  a classic by Shakespeare as they present My Dear Othello. The ten years since the show was originally produced have doubtlessly allowed Kralj and Anderson quite a bit of distance from the original staging which will likely inform on this new production....
08.21.2014 | | Posted at 06:03 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
As September approaches, all the little gaps in the upcoming theater season begin to fill-in. Some time ago, Theatre Gigante announced a couple of shows for the upxoming season that look interesting.Oct. 23 - Nov. 8 Theatre Gigante presents My Dear Othello. It’s a show that Artistic Directors Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson originally staged ten years ago.  Shakespeare’s final few moment...
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

High Storytelling Through Circus Arts

 Theatre Gigante opened its 26th season with A Little Business at the Big Top and The Scottish…Play, two short plays developed by graduates of Paris’ Ecole Jacques Lecoq school of physical theater. Taken together, the works
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
Monday, April 29, 2013
 Tasting Triumph: A beautiful spring day did not deter more than 1,500 hungry and thirsty visitors from attending the Shepherd Express’ first Stein and Dine Beer, Cheese, and Sausage Festival. Guests sipped and
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
 Comedy Contrasts: Theatre Gigante opened its 25th season with a darkly funny Hungarian play, Dust, by György Spiró, at the Kenilworth Studio 508. By contrast, Carte Blanche Studios presented a giggler/slapstickish recreation
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