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Review: Mad Horse's Dark Night series returns

For three years now, on the midweek evenings when their main stage show is off and the theater is normally "dark," Mad Horse has staged a whole second batch of theatrical diversions.
A pleasing menu
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 15, 2010

Two for the show

Though a famous man in his own lifetime, the quintessentially American humorist Mark Twain was never known as a playwright in his day.
Mark Twain, playwright? See his work at Monmouth
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 23, 2010

Big starts

I kick off my highlights of 2009 with praise for a theater company that has just finished its inaugural season: The Legacy Theater Company, founded by former City Theater artistic director Steve Burnette.
2009 was full of newness + energy
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 25, 2009

Mixin' it up

First on my dance card this fall is the Good Theater's The Little Dog Laughed (September 17-October 11), a scathing comedy about Hollywood, a closeted actor's indiscretions with a hustler, and his agent's desperate clean-up duties.
Fall's theater shows cover serious ground
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 18, 2009

Play by play: April 17, 2009

Theater around town
 Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2009

Play by Play: April 10, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009

Play by play: April 3, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009

Vintage mirth and vintage laughter

Coward is said to have written the play in three days, in the wake of a nerve-racking weekend at the country home of American actress Laurette Taylor and her British-playwright husband.
Hay Fever at the Publick; A Flea in Her Ear in Williamstown
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 04, 2008

From ma’am, with love

Nilaja Sun could have caved to expectation.
No Child . . .  at the ART, plus This Wonderful Life and White Christmas
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 09, 2007

Here's a quarter

Twenty-five years ago, residents of a shared Portsmouth house called “Middle Earth” rigged up some tin-can lights and a home-made light board.
Generic Theater celebrates 25 years
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 28, 2007


Slices of strife

Once more, with feeling.
2nd Story’s Short Attention 2 is a winner  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 02, 2006

Short ’n’ sweet

2nd Story Theatre has kicked off its Short Attention Span Theatre with Wave : seven short plays, no waiting; all but one a comedy, so not much time to rest your grin.
2nd Story’s Wave 1 is a winner
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 11, 2006