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Gigante’s WOYZECK in Swiss press

The Swiss newspaper Le Nouvelliste recently brought its attention to Parisian singer Christine Zufferey and Theatre Gigante’s upcoming production of WOYZECK, to be presented in Kenilworth 508 Theatre March 4-12, 2016.
Theatre Gigante’s acclaimed production of WOYZECK brings Christine back to the Gigante stage to perform the evocatively beautiful songs written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan which, interlaced throughout the story, underscore the poetic nature of this WOYZECK, written by George Büchner and adapted for Gigante by James Butchart.
Here, Christine’s powerful voice lends itself well to the hypnotically charged music of Waits & Brennan, and she will perform it with Gigante regular Frank Pahl, a brilliantly innovative musician from Ann Arbor, who, as Music Director of the production, will display his talents on various instruments, including those self-devised and made.
Gigante audiences will remember Christine performing on Gigante’s Studio Series in February 2015, and Frank, who performed with his scintillating Little Bang Theory on the same Series in July.
Gigante is thrilled to welcome both back as part of WOYZECK!
Follow this link to more information about Gigante’s WOYZECK.

TERMINUS preview at Boswell Book Co.

Gigante at Boswell Books
Tomorrow, April 21 at 7:00pm*

Come hear about the Irish contemporary theater scene
and kick-ass playwright Mark O’Rowe from dramaturg and critic Paul Kosidowski

Hear about the play TERMINUS from Isabelle & Mark

Get a preview of the fabulous script
from the cast
Megan Kaminsky, Tom Reed, and Isabelle Kralj


May 1-16

Kenilworth 508 Theater

*copies of Terminus will be available for purchase at Boswell Books!

Boswell Book Company
2559 N. Downer Avenue
on Milwaukee’s Glamorous East Side

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TERMINUS opening soon — Tickets available.

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2014-15 Season, part 2

Studio Series: In concert with Christine Zufferey
& Catherine Capozzi

Friday and Saturday
February 20 and 21, 2015, @ 7:30pm

Gigante Studio, 706 S. 5th Street

Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point

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Mainstage: 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

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!

May 1-16, 2015

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

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Schomer Lichtner Art on stage

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

October 23 – November 8
Kenilworth Studio 508 Theatre

 My Dear Othello tickets on sale now:
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assembling ELECTRA

We’re very excited about the great group of artists we’ve assembled for Theatre Gigante’s ELECTRA, opening next week.

Performers:  Craig Menteer, Joe Fransee, Edwin Olvera, Suzette Nelson, Molly Corkins, Megan Kaminsky, Jessie Mae Scibek, Katie Rhyme, Joelle Worm, and Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson

Composer/Musician: Seth Warren-Crow
Set and Lighting Design: Rick Graham
Costume Design and Construction: Marion Clendenen-Acosta

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THREE OTHER SISTERS in Slovenia, pt.8

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

THREE OTHER SISTERS in Slovenia, pt.7

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 in Slovenia, pt.6

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