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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
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
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...
05.10.2011 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

Theatre Gigante’s ISADORA AND NIJINSKI a very relaxed evening with three people—two of whom were portrying legends of 20th century dance.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre Gigante continued to show a playful sense of diversity in its programming this past weekend. The company has a delightful penchant for staging dazzling, little one-weekend shows that evaporate into memory almost as soon as they open. The latest show, staged at Studio 508 in UWM’s Kenilworth Building, was a celebration of the lives of the two of the most legendary figures in contemporar...
11.19.2010 | | Posted at 11:37 PM

Hanging out with a King, his three daughters and a sack of potatoes

By Russ Bickerstaff
Walking in on a Theatre Gigante�production opening night is always kind of like opening a present. As the company does almost exclusively premieres of new material, one never knows what to expect. Walking in on The Lears, the set feels like a surprisingly satisfying video installation by Iain Court. The space looks like a stylized version of the inside of someone�s head�a massive video projec...

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