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“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.

“a powerful, cohesive piece of theater”

… a captivating, entertaining, and sometimes moving tapestry of spoken word, music, video, automatics and dance … the sum of parts is a powerful, cohesive piece of theater.


Upcoming Shows

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.
TERMINUS is an audacious Irish drama of interlocking monologues that illuminate the quietest fears and most intimate desires of its three characters: a lonely woman looking for love; her mother, seeking atonement; and a serial killer who has sold his soul to the Devil.  Playwright Mark O’Rowe’s dizzying language is dark, unrelenting and gorgeously wrought: a dense, musical brand of colloquial poetry that sounds like a mix between Jay-Z and Tom Wolfe on a gonzo riff.  It is Spoken Word Poetry from contemporary Ireland, written entirely in verse.
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.
The Guardian
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.
KQED Arts
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

 

TERMINUS

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
at 7:30pm

Kenilworth Square Studio 508
1925 E Kenilworth Place
Milwaukee’s East Side

 

For tickets, go to giganteterminus.brownpapertickets.com
or call
1.800.838.3006