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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Alchemist stages Shakespeare’s timeless tale

 Let’s see: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, murder, mutilation and the requisite sibling rivalry in a fight for power, lust and gold. Just another modern day reality TV show? Something to do with really, really desperate “housewives
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 The Alchemist Theatre’s intimate venue will host an epic classic, King Lear, in a space capable of amplifying the immediacy of human emotion, with an excellent cast. Milwaukee theater star Bo Johnson stars. Bringing a
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...
10.17.2010 | | Posted at 09:03 PM

One-Weekend Theatre Production of Post-Modern King Lear Mash-Up

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s very little that can be said about King Lear that hasn’t already been said. The 400 year-old Shakespearian drama gets a fresh glance courtesy of one-weekend theatre company Theatre Gigante. Company co-founders Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson present a new take on the old classic. Though I’m tempted to be exceedingly cautious about any show that attempts to mutate Shakespeare, thi...
09.01.2010 | | Posted at 08:53 AM

Theatre Gigante Adapting Shakespeare

By Russ Bickerstaff
This November, Theatre Gigante is doing its own unique adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. The show is set to feature James Butchart, Leslie Fitzwater, John Kishline, Jennifer Rupp, Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson. Of course, trying to gain any kind of fresh insight into a legendary 400-year-old drama can be kind of self-defeating, but T.G. founders Kralj and Anderson are approaching the p...
06.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
                                               Theatre in Milwaukee tends to fall asleep somewhere around late May/early June. And when Milwaukee theatre sleeps in early summer, it usually has rather strange dreams involving weird, offbeat and vaguely surreal DIY theatre things. This year, perhaps still reacting to the shock of the loss of a major c...

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