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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

A great send-up of Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, this award winning solo show by David Gaines is one of the best physical theater performances you’ll ever see!

A rare opportunity!

One weekend only!
Friday November 17, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Saturday November 18, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Sunday November 19, 2017 @ 2pm

Kenilworth 508 Theatre
1925 E Kenilworth Place
on Milwaukee’s East Side

[click HERE for video preview]

A tour de force of storytelling and physical theatre.
Mr. Gaines is an extraordinary theatre artist.  It’s dazzling!
- Milwaukee Magazine

‘Samurai’ Spoof Is A Cut Above the Rest — Gaines’ novelty act nabbed a well-deserved ‘Pick of the Fringe’ award at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival.
- The Washington Post

…the house I saw…was packed to the gills, laughed throughout the performance, and gave Gaines a standing ovation when it was over.
- DCist.com

David Gaines is an exceptionally skilled clown who creates vivid images on stage with nothing more than his own body, a couple of masks and vocalized sound effects and faux dialogue.  His show, 7(x1) Samurai is a both a celebration and a spoof of the classic Akira Kurosawa film The Seven Samurai.
- Robert Trussell


with lighting design by Leroy Stoner

poster design by Todd Brei

tickets: 1-800-838-3006 or gigantesamurai.brownpapertickets.com