"When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams,
he found himself changed into a monstrous cockroach in his bed." ...thus begins one of Franz Kafkas most Kafkaesque stories!
Based on Kafkas novella by the same title, Gigantes METAMORPHOSIS explores the deep and disturbing effects of alienation, as it relates the bizarre story of Gregor Samsa, who one morning wakes up finding himself turned into a monstrous, verminous bug.
Isabelle Kraljs heightened cartoon-like interpretation, told through text, music and movement, dances along the edge of horror and humor.
To underscore this cacophonous and highly stylized adaptation of the story, Kralj has incorporated music by Slovenian composer Borut Krinik. Intensity, diversity and exciting changes are the main characteristics of his music, and his profound stylistic eclecticism is absolutely perfect for Gigantes production. Hailing from Ljubljana, Slovenia, Krinik is an internationally respected composer, perhaps best known for his work with British film director, Peter Greenaway.
Alan Piotrowicz, a well-known Milwaukee lighting and set designer, will add his talents to the production with his minimalist set and expressionistic lighting design. Alan last designed for Gigante in 2015, when he created an intense atmosphere for Gigantes production of Terminus.
Costumes are designed and constructed by Gigantes longtime designer Marion Clendenen-Acosta.
METAMORPHOSIS, directed by Kralj, is rounded off with her choreography and the improvisational contributions of dancer Edwin Olvera a Gigante regular and a member of Pilobolus, an internationally acclaimed dance theater.
In addition to Olvera, the talented cast includes Gigante regulars Ben Yela and Ron Scot Fry and newcomers to the Gigante stage, Selena Milewski and Hannah Klapperich-Mueller.
written by Isabelle Kralj
based on Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"
directed & choreographed by Isabelle Kralj
music by Borut Krinik
lighting & set design by Alan Piotrowicz
costume design by Marion Clendenen-Acosta
Ron Scot Fry
Thursday, January 25, 7:30pm
Friday, January 26, 7:30pm
Saturday, January 27, 7:30pm
Sunday, January 28, 2:00pm
Kenilworth 508 Theatre
1925 E Kenilworth Place
on Milwaukee's East Side
poster design by Todd Brei
UWM Kenilworth 508 Theater (View)
1925 East Kenilworth Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|