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“the kind of work nobody else in Milwaukee does”

The company does the kind of work nobody else in Milwaukee does…the kind of unique approach that makes them such a vital and valued member of the world of theater in Milwaukee.

“material this good and delivered this well”

… a stirring defense of poesy and of collaborative artistic productions, which join artist and audience and transform every monologue into a conversation – of the sort that material this good and delivered this well is bound to sustain, long after the lights come down and we walk back out into the night, no longer alone.

“one of the best things staged all season”

Given that it’s covering birth, death and everything in between, it feels as though Theatre Gigante really is putting everything onstage . . . an entire, self-contained reality onstage for roughly one hour’s time … one of the best things to get staged all season.


Upcoming Show

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We are thrilled to be making this fabulous virtual project
that will entertain you, in the safety of your own home,
with wildly different and imaginative fairy tales on video, for 31 days!

Good! Fun! Delightful! Medicine! 

Just what the doctor ordered! 

A COSMIC FAIRY TALE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
Written by Rok Vilčnik
Visual Art and Production Design by Justin Thomas
Music by Frank Pahl & Little Bang Theory
Conceived & Directed by Isabelle Kralj
Production Manager Mark Anderson
Technical Assistants Caulden Parkel and Anna Bundy

 Translations prepared by the students of Translation Studies
at the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor,
primarily Ana Arnejčičv and Nejc Golob
under the mentorship of Professor Melita Koletnik,
and Isabelle Kralj

THE STORYTELLERS
Mark Anderson, Sade Ayodele, Kathryn Cesarz, Marissa Clayton,
Nathan Danzer, Mohammad ElBsat, Leslie Fitzwater, Tony Flinn,
David Flores, Ron Scot Fry, Rose Grizzell, Megan Kaminsky,
Hannah Klapperich-Mueller, Posy Knight, Evan Koepnick,
Isabelle Kralj, Diane Lane, Jordan Mackin, A.J. Magoon,
Selena Milewski, Peter Mulvey, Frank Pahl, Sheri Williams Pannell,
Jason Powell, Nate Press, Craig Quintero, Alessandro Renda,
Thomas Simpson, Matt Specht, Shawn Smith, Christine Zufferey

Tickets available at gigantefairytales.eventbrite.com

HOW TO ACCESS
Buy a ticket for A COSMIC FAIRY TALE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY, and keep the production for 31 days! Watch videos at your leisure – one a day for 31 days, all at once, or in any viewing configuration you wish. Tickets will be available for purchase throughout the month of March.

ABOUT THIS AWESOME PROJECT
Inspired by the quest for staying healthy through the COVID-19 crisis, and the idea of Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron (tales told by a group of women and men as they sheltered in a secluded villa in order to escape the plague), Theatre Gigante has created the virtual project A COSMIC FAIRY TALE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY!  A month’s supply of sparkling fairy tales written by awarded Slovenian playwright Rok Vilčnik, with music by Frank PahlVisual Artistry and Production Design by Justin Thomas, Direction by Isabelle Kralj, and performances by 31 luminous storytellers from Milwaukee to California, from Colorado to Chicago and Boston, and from Taiwan to Italy and France.  Thirty-one winking, blinking, curious Fairy Tales in the cosmos, offering uniquely bizarre adventures in search of the earthling heart in all of us.


Videos available beginning March 1, and can be viewed throughout the month of March, 2021.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT OUR BLOG — CLICK HERE

A COSMIC FAIRY TALE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
Made possible by a grant from
CAMPAC – 2020 COVID-19 CARES Act 

Theatre Gigante is a Nonprofit Organization, and as such receives funds from
Sound Check 4 Arts;  State of Wisconsin Department of Administration
Covid-19 COG Program; United Performing Arts Fund; Milwaukee County CAMPAC;  the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and Theatre Gigante Private Donors.