Archive for September 28, 2012

“material this good and delivered this well”


Theatre Gigante is thrilled to announce their upcoming Slovenian Tour this October!
Gigante is part of yearlong festivities taking place in Maribor and throughout Slovenia, in the year that Maribor has been named the 2012 European Capital of Culture.
The company will perform THREE OTHER SISTERS, written by Artistic Directors Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson, based on an old Montenegrin legend about three sisters all in love with the same Sea Captain.

Simone, Janet, Isabelle in Three Other Sisters. Scenic design by Rick Graham, Lighting by Nathan Booth

The cast includes Kralj, Janet Lilly, and Simone Ferro as the sisters, and Slovenian singer/songwriter Vlado Kreslin as the Sea Captain. Kreslin (known as Slovenia’s Bob Dylan), and the sisters will be joined onstage by percussionist Seth Warren-Crow.
Schedule of performances:
Maribor – 10/5
Ptuj – 10/6
Murska Sobota – 10/7
Koper – 10/8
Ljubljana – 10/9
The tour is made possible by the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia, the Slovenian Ministry for Slovenians Abroad, and by a number of private donors, including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Slovenian Arts Program.

Neither here …

This weekend, a new theater/movement work, titled, “Neither here…”, created by  Gigante Directors Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson, will premiere at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  One of the results of this summer’s busy schedule, Isabelle and Mark collaborated with friend and colleague, Cynthia Thompson, Professor of Dance at JMU, to create this soulful solo for her, depicting the pain of immigration and the loss of home.


Cynthia Thompson rehearsing "Neither here...", created by Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson