Mad Horse Theatre Company Presents THE TOMB OF KING TOTMad Horse Theatre Company Presents THE TOMB OF KING TOT
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2019

Directed by company member Reba Askari, THE TOMB OF KING TOT is the story of comic strip creator Jane Haley. She is nominated for the Chuckling Willow award but when tragedy strikes the Haley household Jane copes by working furiously on her strip. Her art suffers as her main character wanders through the Land of the Dead looking for his "mummy". The play makes the case for whimsy as a filter both for shutting out and eventually coming to terms with an unforgiving world. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company Presents THE TOMB OF KING TOTMad Horse Theatre Company Presents THE TOMB OF KING TOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Maine Mad Horse Theatre Company presents THE TOMB OF KING TOT by Olivia Dufault at Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland, ME. The play alternates between reality and imagination, laugh-out-loud humor and tragedy as cartoonist Jane Haley grapples with death, love and responsibility. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Female Footballer In A Man's World, FIERCE Exposes The Misogyny and Hypocrisy Of An Outdated World That Unfortunately Still Exists.BWW REVIEW: A Female Footballer In A Man's World, FIERCE Exposes The Misogyny and Hypocrisy Of An Outdated World That Unfortunately Still Exists.
by Jade Kops - Apr 3, 2019

Exposing male toxicity in the world of Australian Rules Football, FIERCE contemplates what would happen if a female were drafted to an Australian Football League (AFL) team in the 21st century. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Horse Theatre Grapples with Life's Vagaries in LIFE SUCKSBWW Review: Mad Horse Theatre Grapples with Life's Vagaries in LIFE SUCKS
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 23, 2019

As a sequel to producing successfully Aaron Posner's Stupid F****ing Bird, South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre company has mounted Posner's take on Chekov's Uncle Vanya, Life Sucks. Filled with colorful characters and some truly witty dialogue, Posner's new play does a fine job of bringing the Russian dramatist's story to life for a contemporary audience. One does not need to know the original to enjoy Life Sucks, but if one is a Chekov fan, the humor, allusions, and twists are all the more delicious and make one realize how truly modern Checkov was. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Horse Theatre's LIFE SUCKSPhoto Flash: First Look at Mad Horse Theatre's LIFE SUCKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Mad Horse Theatre Company presents LIFE SUCKS. by Aaron Posner March 21 - April 7, 2019 at Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland, ME. LIFE SUCKS. is a brash, irreverent reworking of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. (more...)

LIFE SUCKS. At Mad Horse Theatre Company Delayed One WeekLIFE SUCKS. At Mad Horse Theatre Company Delayed One Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Mad Horse Theatre Company has delayed the opening of LIFE SUCKS. by one week due to an illness in the cast. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company Presents LIFE SUCKS., a Reworking Of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYAMad Horse Theatre Company Presents LIFE SUCKS., a Reworking Of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Mad Horse Theatre Company presents LIFE SUCKS. BY Aaron Posner March 14-31, 2019 at Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland, ME. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Horse Theatre's DEERPhoto Flash: First Look at Mad Horse Theatre's DEER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Mad Horse Theatre Company presents the New England premiere of DEER by Aaron Mark, January 10-27, 2019 at Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland, ME. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company Heats Up The New Year With The Grisly Black Comedy DEERMad Horse Theatre Company Heats Up The New Year With The Grisly Black Comedy DEER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Mad Horse Theatre Company presents the New England premiere of DEER by Aaron Mark, January 10-27, 2019 at Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland, ME. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HAUNTING 2.0 Proves To Be Sophisticated SequelBWW Review: THE HAUNTING 2.0 Proves To Be Sophisticated Sequel
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Oct 31, 2018

Dustin Tucker's THE HAUNTING 2.0, presented in the Studio Series at Portland Stage, proves to be a sophisticated and fascinating sequel to last season's inaugural Halloween event. Shaping six horror stories by Maine writers into an imaginative, often chilling dramatic sequence, Tucker's piece explores the psychological dimensions of terror with a combination of visceral fear and dark humor. (more...)

BWW Review: Survival in the Shadow of the Plague: Mad Horse Theatre's Searing ONE FLEA SPAREBWW Review: Survival in the Shadow of the Plague: Mad Horse Theatre's Searing ONE FLEA SPARE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 21, 2018

Mad Horse Theatre continues its provocative and haunting programming this season with a gripping, poetic, and troubling production of Naomi Wallace's award-winning 1996 drama, One Flea Spare. The play, set in London in 1665 at the height of the Black Death, explores the social, sexual, and psychological interaction of four people quarantined together in a pair of rooms while the plague rages around them. Their battle for survival pits the wealthy merchant and his wife against the sailor and a young servant girl who break into their house in search of shelter. Class warfare, devastating past memories, repressed sexuality, gender politics, and intricate personal power struggles make the time of confinement a descent into hell. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company Heats Up January with ONE FLEA SPAREMad Horse Theatre Company Heats Up January with ONE FLEA SPARE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Mad Horse Theatre Company ushers in 2018 with the provocative Obie award-winning play Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE . By turns funny and moving, the play explores wealth, class, fear and survival in 17th century London and seems eerily relevant today. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company presents ONE FLEA SPACE, by Naomi WallaceMad Horse Theatre Company presents ONE FLEA SPACE, by Naomi Wallace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Mad Horse Theatre Company ushers in 2018 with the provocative Obie award-winning play Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE . By turns funny and moving, the play explores wealth, class, fear and survival in 17th century London and seems eerily relevant today. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HAUNTING HOUR Presents a Mercurial Look at the MacabreBWW Review: THE HAUNTING HOUR Presents a Mercurial Look at the Macabre
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Oct 30, 2017

In his directorial debut at Portland Stage, acclaimed actor Dustin Tucker has created an intriguing theatrical evening featuring a potpourri of horror tales by Maine authors, told with a mercurial blend of wit and terror. The brilliantly theatrical eighty-minute piece, which is based on six stories and short plays by John Cariani, Tess Gerritsen, Ike Hamill, Chris F. Holm, Callie Kimball and Stephen King, employs a wide variety of staging devices, and runs the gamut in tone and mood all combining for a sophisticated and satisfying experience. (more...)

Review Roundup: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Mad Horse TheatreReview Roundup: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Mad Horse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON runs at Mad Horse Theatre through October 15, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre to Open 32nd Season with Rock Musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSONMad Horse Theatre to Open 32nd Season with Rock Musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Mad Horse Theatre Company opens its 32nd season with the riotous rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, music & lyrics by Michael Friedman, and book by Alex Timbers. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre to Open 32nd Season with Rock Musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSONMad Horse Theatre to Open 32nd Season with Rock Musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Mad Horse Theatre Company opens its 32nd season with the riotous rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, music & lyrics by Michael Friedman, and book by Alex Timbers. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Horse Finishes Season with Dark, Apocalyptic Comedy
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 8, 2017

Mad Horse Theatre's 2018 has certainly pushed the envelope in repertoire choices, fearlessly programming provocative, often dark, edgy, but always intensely human plays. Its last selection of the season, Anne Washburn's 2012 Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play, coming on the heels of The Nether and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, brings this adventurous season to a stirring conclusion. (more...)

BWW Interview: So Many Moving Parts: Reba Short Directs MR BURNS at Mad Horse Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 3, 2017

"This is probably the hardest play I have ever done," director Reba Short confides about her latest assignment, Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play that opens at South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company Friday, May 5th. "There are so many moving parts to this play. I have had to call up every class ever took in college and every skill I've ever learned. It's a very complicated work that moves from realism to kabuki like stylization and takes place in three distinct realms and times. I completely understand why [playwright] Anne Washburn called it a 'beast of a play.'" (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

When you think of post-apocalyptic heroes, Mad Max or Snake Plissken might immediately come to mind. But Bart and Homer Simpson? Ay, caramba! (more...)

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