Schomer Lichtner’s Artwork once again graces the stage in Theatre Gigante’s MY DEAR OTHELLO!
written by Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson
directed by Isabelle Kralj
with new music by Seth Warren-Crow
scenic and lighting design by Rick Graham
costume design by Marion Clendenen-Acosta
MY DEAR OTHELLO
October 23 – November 8
Kenilworth Studio 508 Theatre
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Vlado in the zone, at the post-show party.
A lively, fantastic post-performance and post-tour party at the newly opened Eksperiment restaurant. Vlado and Seth entertained much to the delight of all who attended, which included a content Gigante cast and crew, the US Ambassador, Embassy employees, local actors and dancers, Ulay, and friends and family. Thank you all who made this fantastic tour possible! Hvala lepa!
photo by Galen Englund
U.S. Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli talking with Isabelle at the post-show reception
After the performance, the cast and crew met the US Ambassador and audience members in the theater lobby. The Ambassador was very pleased. Check out the US Embassy’s description of the performance and their photo album.
photo by Galen Englund
Three Other Sisters
After performing in Koper on the Adriatic, the company moved on to Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana. It was a fantastic evening. Prior to the performance the RTV television crew interviewed Vlado Kreslin and Isabelle, and filmed an excerpt from the piece, which was shown on the cultural news that evening.(scroll to 4:09). The performance was magical, the Mini Teater packed. In attendance was the US Ambassador, Joseph Mussomeli, his assistant Mateja Jurič, performance artist Ulay (former partner of Marina Abramovič), author Noah Charney, numerous actors and dancers, Simone’s family from Udine, Italy, and friends and family of Isabelle and Mark. It was truly exciting. True to Slovenian audiences, the dancers received a warm reception, and took bow after bow after bow.
photos by Andraž Gombač
Scenes from Ptuj
Beautiful historic Ptuj, the oldest city in Slovenia. The performance in Ptuj went very well. The theater, newly renovated, is charming. The audience was extremely warm and receptive, and the performers once again received flowers on stage. The hotel was fantastic, artsy and luxurious, and we were able to relax in a private spa after the show and the next morning, before leaving for Murska Sobota.
[The first of two Slovenian TV promotions was shot in Ptuj. Follow this link, then scroll ahead to 10:58.]
Scenes from the opening in Maribor.
Maribor has been chosen the European Capital of Culture for 2012, and it is here that we opened with Three Other Sisters. Performing in the Slovenian National Theater of Maribor, Theatre Gigante got a taste of the warmth and appreciation of Slovenian audiences…great applause, 24 bows and flowers received on stage…a wonderful beginning to the five city tour. After the performance the company was treated to a lovely reception, hosted by the Maribor Theater, with Fabulous Slovenian sparkling wine, hors d’oeuvres, and lovely conversation: a delightful cultural interchange!
[follow this link to see a digital version of the theater program, provided by DBUS, one of the co-sponsors of the tour.]
Maribor theater, with the bust of Isabelle's lauded aunt, actress Elvira Kralj.
After the dress rehearsal in Maribor the Three Sisters (Janet Lilly, Isabelle Kralj, Simone Ferro) paused under the bust of Isabelle’s famous aunt – award winning actress Elvira Kralj – in the lobby of the Slovenian National Theater of Maribor. In a few hours, the ladies will grace the stage in the opening performance!
The company arrives in Ljubljana
Beautiful sunny day in Ljubljana as the Three Other Sisters cast and crew stop for a photo in Ljubljana’s city center after arriving in Slovenia!