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Mad Horse's cutting choice of Zindel's Gamma Rays

When a group of tender seeds are exposed to toxic radiation, the ones receiving the smallest dose develop normally; those that are moderately exposed mutate into larger-than-life oddities, and the ones getting the heaviest dose wither and die.
Half-lives
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 23, 2012

A Dark Night with Mamet and a Mad Horse

Circling the central mystery of The Cryptogram are a camping trip, the provenance of a German pilot's knife, and a young boy's "sleep issues."
Mini-Reviews
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 16, 2009
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Not messing about

The pale modernism of Lane's living room, plush but sterile, is being slowly strewn with stuff: barely bitten apples, playing cards, a bright yellow spice.
Mad Horse's beautiful Clean House
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2009
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Mad Horse starts new midweek theater series

This month, Mad Horse Theater Company offers the inaugural installment of a new way to savor theater: in an array of morsels, with no waiting until the weekend.  
Darkness falls early
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 09, 2008
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Trading places

By the cumulative serendipities of sleeplessness, spaetzle, and Molson, young Peter and Rita  find love in New York City. Immediately.
The aftermath of the Prelude
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 20, 2008

Theatrical progress

As an avid theater-goer, there are times when I hanker to positively consume a fine play.
A venue-to-venue tour of Portland
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 02, 2008


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California dreaming

“Tell how it’s gonna be,” Lennie prods George, again and again.
Mad Horse's mice are also men
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 03, 2007
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Relative orbits

The gravities of the family Tyrone are many, and relentless.
Mad Horse takes a Long Day's Journey
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 18, 2007
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Play’s the thing

On the high-tragedy chessboard of Hamlet , the title characters are pawns, but in Tom Stoppard’s spooky, hilarious, and ingenious Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead , they are, existentially, the stars.
Mad Horse rouses Stoppard’s finest
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 19, 2006