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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
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
Garden Smiles: After a rare rainstorm, Lynden Sculpture Garden was blessed by the weather gods for its inaugural Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue. Braise, recently named by Bon Appetit as one of the country's top 50 new restaurants...
07.20.2012 | | Posted at 07:50 AM

Theatre Gigante hosts DOG AND PONY SHOW

By Russ Bickerstaff
Holly Hughes has played many roles over the course of her life. In he Dog And Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony) she talks about quite a few of those roles. The seasoned performance artist comes to Milwaukee this weekend for a casual spoken word piece abut her love of dogs and various other things. Staged as it is locally in the intimate space at Paddy's Pub, this is a casual, conversational piece ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Holly Hughes' artistic trajectory is a bit difficult to chart. Best known for her connection to work that caused conservative types to question the National Endowment for the Arts, Hughes has been recognized for performance art that is deeply political...
07.06.2012 | | Posted at 07:35 AM

The First weekend of DOG AND PONY SHOW canceled.

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Theatre Gigante just announced that the first weekend of The Dog And Pony Show (bring your own pony) will be canceled. Previously a two-weekend engagement running July 13th through 21st, the show now runs the 19th - 21st.    An autobiographical one-woman show, The Dog and Pony Show charts Hughes' love of dogs as expressed from her unique perspective. Hughes is perhaps best know for highly c...
05.14.2012 | | Posted at 11:32 PM

Theatre Gigante's OUR OUR TOWN

By Russ Bickerstaff
    There's a ladder in the background and a pile of simple wooden chairs on one edge of the thrust. Mark Anderson is dust mopping the floor of the stage at the Studio 508 Theatre in Kenilworth. The show's about to begin. As brief as it is, the show about to begin covers a good portion of everything in about an hour's worth of more or less uninterrupted stage time. It's actually kind of an inte...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Chance, circumstance and more than a bit of genius have made Thornton Wilder's Our Town one of the most influential American plays of all time. Nearly 75 years after its debut, the drama remains as popular as ever...
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
Thornton Wilder's 1938 masterpiece is an impassioned response to the reality of death. A radical formal experiment in its time, it has survived countless high-school productions to...
10.30.2011 | | Posted at 03:57 PM

The Life of Spalding Gray As Celebrated by Theatre Gigante

By Russ Bickerstaff
Spalding Gray was a truly remarkable performer. When he first started performing, the idea of going to watch someone deliver an autobiographical monologue wasn’t nearly as commonplace as it is today. It wasn’t just that he was one of the first people to really make a name for himself talking about his life onstage, it was the fact that Spalding Gray really was a very, very good storyteller...

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