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Theatre Gigante opens its 26th Season

Gigante’s Big Top at Kenilworth Studio 508 November 14-16 at 7:30pm

Theatre Gigante opens its 26th Season with two rollicking and wacky theater pieces created by graduates of the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris: David Gaines, who Gigante audiences will remember for his fabulous one-man show 7 (x1) Samurai, which he performed for Gigante in 2009, and Gigante regular Malcolm Tulip, who has entertained Milwaukee audiences in quite a few Gigante shows.

created by Malcolm Tulip

created and performed by David Gaines
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It’s coming…Gigante’s rollicking season opener




November 14-16, 2013
UWM Kenilworth Studio 508


more exciting news!

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…or at the door!

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mark, grinnell, art & trout


Mark Anderson returns from Grinnell College, where he delivered his monologue

ME, YOU, ART & TROUT to a warm and enthusiastic full-house of alumni!


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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Hungarian Pastries and Theatre Gigante!

Interested in Hungarian pastries?  READ ON!

Homemade apple strudel…poppyseed cake…cookies…
and champagne!!!

Theatre Gigante’s 25th Anniversary Season
continues with the opening of
Friday, February 8, at 8pm
followed by a champagne reception,
with Hungarian pastries!

(runs February 8 – 16)
at Kenilworth Studio 508 Theater
1925 E. Kenilworth Place

tickets:  call 414-229-4308
or online: arts.uwm.edu/tickets

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DUST, opening this weekend, Feb 8 and 9

in the midst of DUST

Continuing our 25th Anniversary Season, Theatre Gigante is very excited to present the regional premiere of DUST, a stimulating, provocative play by one of Hungary’s leading contemporary writers!
Gigante Artistic Directors Isabelle and Mark first saw György Spiró’s DUST in Ljubljana, Slovenia and fell in love with the play.  It is clever, provocative, and loaded with issues of today’s world, through the eyes of a couple struggling to survive.
Isabelle and Gigante regular, John Kishline, play the couple, struggling to stay afloat, who – one lucky day – are given an opportunity to alter their fate forever.
Handled with a sense of humor and deep understanding, DUST touches the heart and inspires the mind!
Mark directs, with scenic design by Rick Graham and lighting by Nathan Booth.
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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