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Monologue peels the screen back for a look at the core of Apple

The narrator of Mike Daisey's one-man show has long had a worshipful relationship with Apple electronics.
Under the smooth exterior
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 22, 2012
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Mad Horse’s Becky Shaw peers behind the love curtain

Three months after her father's death, the two people closest to thirty-something Suzanna (Elizabeth Chambers) don't have a lot of patience for her grief, which has her reduced to a weeping mess watching bad TV under a blanket.
The one who knew too much
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 10, 2012
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Get a glimpse of Open Waters' Farms and Fables project

Last summer, four theater artists experienced a rather different kind of arts residency: They spent months on three local farms, planting, weeding, and talking with farm workers.
Planting seeds for the future
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 08, 2011
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Review: Surviving the vivid depravity of Killer Joe

Owing money to the wrong dudes, young Texas fuck-up and minor drug dealer Chris Smith (Christopher Reiling) hatches a fundraising plan: Hire a hit-man to take out the estranged Smith matriarch — that is, his mom — then collect on her insurance to save
Brutal honesty
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2011
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Review: Good Theater's solid Moonlight and Magnolias

A lot of folks still consider the 1939 film Gone With the Wind to be the best loved and most iconic American movie of all time — and that's the primary concern of Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias , a comedic romp about the monumental difficul
Southern follies
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 18, 2011
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Open lines

In our hyper-connected day and age, a woman laments in Dead Man's Cell Phone , there exist only three sanctuaries from the ringing: the theater, the church, and the toilet — and even these havens are ring-less only in principle.
What if the dead could talk?
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 22, 2010


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Spot on

After Watergate and an opened China, Nixon’s next most recognized legacy is probably the warning to make sure you know your medium: His infamously sweaty, maladroit television appearance in the Kennedy-Nixon debate was widely perceived to have cost him t
Good Theater’s top-notch Frost/Nixon
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 06, 2009
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Comic thunder

Niagara Falls is a great, looming presence in David Lindsay-Abaire's Wonder of the World , and the Theater Project delivers it, in the powerful white-noise rush of its crash, in ethereal shifting mists and haunting glacial-blue light, and in a rise of
The Theater Project visits Niagara Falls
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 24, 2009
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Dueling morals

A battle of pedagogies is raging at an English grammar school for teenage boys.
Mad Horse's masterful The History Boys
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 01, 2009
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Crucifictions

“Once upon a time” is how it starts. Upon this Michal insists.
Not just telling stories
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 13, 2008