Christine Louise Marshall

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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.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 23, 2012

Mad Horse takes Albee's The Goat to the edge

Famous architect Martin (James Herrera), his wife Stevie (Christine Louise Marshall), and their gay teenage son Billy (Benedetto Robinson) are a highly and self-consciously cultured family.
There but for the grace of God
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2011

Review: Mad Horse's new-venue debut with Six Degrees

Last weekend was momentous one for Mad Horse: The theater company launched its 25th season, and welcomed audiences into its much-anticipated new performance space at Lucid Stage.
Not far at all
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 15, 2010

Go inside radio drama

The tale-tellers behind Final Rune Productions create what they call "stories for the ear."
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 08, 2010

With feeling

From the darkness, a hand strikes chalk against a spot-lit blackboard: July 1981 , it writes, and then, 16 .
Mad Horse's latest show has exceptional heart
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 11, 2010

We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010


To Sir, with love

"Sir, it's time to age," Norman wryly prompts "Sir," an esteemed Shakespearean actor about to play Lear for the 272nd time.
Mad Horse's Dresser unmasks theater
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 16, 2009

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

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

Stirring the pot

The new year ushers in some lively shake-ups and stirrings among Portland's theater community.
Changes are afoot in the local theater scene
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 14, 2009

The mouths of babes

The terrorism of emotional manipulation and smear campaigns is certainly alive and well anywhere that somebody wants a certain kind of power.  
Mad Horse’s chilling season opener
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 16, 2008


Center of the universe

Triangulations are many and charged in the Tesmans’ circle, and for newlywed Hedda Tesman, née Gabler, it is imperative to be an apex.
Mad Horse moves Hedda Gabler to the ’50s
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 09, 2008


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

Meaning of life

Over the ten years of their daughter Joe’s life, middle-class Sheila and Bri (Lisa Muller-Jones and Dave Currier) have given her dozens of different personalities.
Mad Horse explores Joe Egg’s existence
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 07, 2007

Lights out

Agnes probably should have known that something wasn’t right about Peter when he started talking about “Them” and “the machines.”
Mad Horse gets Bug -gy
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 01, 2006
Bathwater theater list photo 2/10/06

Playing parents

Parenthood is no happy hour in Baby with the Bathwater (directed by Joan Sand for Mad Horse Theatre), that’s for sure.
Throwing it all out at Mad Horse
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 09, 2006