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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 Shows

DECEMBER 9, 2016, 7pm.


Theatre Gigante appears at Boswell Book Company, presenting Michael Stebbins performing
“The Santaland Diaries” from Holidays on Ice,
Friday, December 9, 7 pm.



Love the holidays and David Sedaris? Then you don’t want to miss out on this special performance of “The Santaland Diaries” by Michael Stebbins.

In 1992, David Sedaris read a little essay on NPR’s Morning Edition called ”The Santaland Diaries.” The story was subsequently published in his first collection, Barrel Fever, with a longer version airing in 1996 on This American Life. It was adapted as a one-man, one-act play in 1996. 

It is also the cornerstone of the Sedaris holiday-themed collection, Holidays on Ice, which is a perennial Christmas bestseller. Now rejoice, as Theatre Gigante and Boswell present Michael Stebbins’ performance of “The Santaland Diaries.” 

Santa wouldn’t want you to miss this event, Friday, December 9, 7 pm, at Boswell Book Company.

Stories from David Sedaris’ HOLIDAYS ON ICE are read with the permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. ©1998 by David Sedaris
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
December 9 at 7pm
Boswell Book Company
2559 North Downer Avenue
on Milwaukee’s glamorous East Side
- free and open to the public -


for information on Gigante’s 2016-17 Season, click here