Theatre Gigante is extremely excited to bring TERMINUS, Mark O’Rowe’s international sensation and tour de force of poetry and drama, to the Milwaukee stage.
O’Rowe (Howie the Rookie, Our Few and Evil Days) is one of a steady influx of brilliant young Irish dramatists who are inventing a new brand of modern theater based on heightened poetic language.
TERMINUS is a supernatural fantasy of interlocking monologues sweeping the audience on a helter-skelter ride through the wildest parts of the imagination, our greatest hopes, and our darkest fears. Be warned – it’s not for the faint of heart!
The language is brilliant, a vertiginous concatenation of assonance and rhyme, whose rhythm remains limber enough to let the play – and its audience – breathe…Terminus is a luridly compelling waking nightmare of Dublin as an eighth circle of hell.
It’s uncomfortable and exhilarating, pared-down but full to bursting of linguistic, emotional, and imaginative riches… It’s not just a welcome reminder of what theater can do; it feels like what theater is for.
Gritty details, grotesque flourishes and internal rhymes pour from Mark O’Rowe’s characters with a velocity to match the ferocity of his narrative in TERMINUS.
San Francisco Gate
by Mark O’Rowe
directed by Mark Anderson
with Isabelle Kralj, Megan Kaminsky, Tom Reed
Scenic Design by Rick Graham, Lighting Design by Alan Piotrowicz
Fridays and Saturdays,
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
Kenilworth Square Studio 508
1925 E Kenilworth Place
Milwaukee’s East Side