When we last saw David Gaines, he was brandishing swords and masks on a simple set, reimagining the classic movie Seven Samurai as a one-man act. This month, Theatre Gigante brings him back to town with a new show, A Little Business at the Big Top, wherein a popcorn vendor takes a wild ride through the world of the circus. Trained at Paris’ legendary physical theater school, L'Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, Gaines knows well the big top world, and his witty and imaginative approach to storytelling has made him a revered staple of fringe festivals around the world.
➞ A Little Business at the Big Top (Nov. 14-16). UWM Kenilworth Studio 508. 1925 E. Kenilworth Pl., 414-961-6119,