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...
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....
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...
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
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
"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
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
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
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