Original music, homemade electricity, and a cast of 23 bring Anne Washburn's play to life at Bryn Mawr College.
Enter a theater lit only by fire, homemade batteries, and bicycle-powered lights, and experience the post-electric world. Mr. Burns takes us back to the origins of fireside storytelling, meditates on passion plays and pop culture, and imagines what the theater might one day become. Discover what might happen to our favorite stories if the lights went out. How would we cling to them? How do those stories help us connect and communicate? And how do they mutate over time?
Directed by Barrymore Award-winning actor, director, and Bryn Mawr College assistant professor of theater Catharine Slusar, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play closes the theater program’s 2017-18 season. Composer and musical director Mason Emmert (HC ’17) draws on centuries of music to create an original score rich with references to our collective memory.
Anne Washburn’s plays include The Internationalist, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, The Ladies, I Have Loved Strangers, Little Bunny Foo Foo, and a transadaptation of Euripides' Orestes. She has been the recipient of many awards and residencies and is an associated artist with The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and Chochiqq.
Ticket Information and Performance Schedule
Performances, free and open to the public, will take place April 13-15 and April 19-21 at 8 p.m. in Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College. Opening night is Friday, April 13.
Friday, April 13, 8 p.m. Opening Night
Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.
Reservations can be made online at https://brynmawr.wufoo.com/forms/theater-reservations/, via email to email@example.com, by phone at (610) 526-5210, and in person at the Bryn Mawr College Office for the Arts (Goodhart Hall).
Mark Lord, Producer
Catharine Slusar, Director
Ryan Rebel (HC '14) Assistant Director
Lily Meyer (BMC '19), Assistant Director
Franny Mestrich (BMC ’19) Dramaturg
Maiko Matsushima, Set and Costume Designer
Lily Fossner, Lighting Designer
Mason Emmert, (HC ’17) Musical Director
Kat Larson (BMC ’19), Stage Manager
Toni Ekerdt (BMC ’19) Assistant Stage Manager
Katie Davenport (BMC ’21) Assistant Stage Manager
Justin McDaniel, Technical Director
Henry Bradford (HC ’15), Assistant Technical Director
Amy Radbill, Production Manager and Props Designer
Sam Reading, Weapons Trainer and Fight Choreographer
Audrey Lin, Graphic Designer
Angela Dowdy, Arts Administrator
Helena Crusius (BMC ’21)
Heather Griffin (BMC ’19)
Foster Harris (HC ’20)
Margot Wisel (BMC ’18)
Rem Aitbouchireb (BMC ‘21)
Dorian Alexis (BMC ‘21)
Noorjehan Asim (BMC ‘21)
Kira Carleton (HC ‘20)
Monet Debose (BMC ‘21)
Emma Glazer (BMC ‘21)
Felicia Grable (BMC ‘19)
Abby Helzer (BMC ‘21)
Rory Kennison (HC ‘18)
Abbie Kwak (BMC ‘20)
Lucia Legnini (BMC ‘20)
Johana Loh (BMC ‘21)
Emily Lobel (BMC ‘‘)
Cecilia Moure (BMC ‘20)
Saria Rosenhaj (BMC ‘21)
Emily Saks (BMC ‘21)
Natalia San Antonio (BMC ‘21)
Madeline Shuron (BMC ‘20)
Cat Slanski (BMC ‘21)
Nellie Speers (BMC ‘20)
Max White (BMC ‘21)
Olivia Xing (BMC ‘20)
Tina Zhong (BMC ‘20)
Clara Swartzentruber (BMC ’20)
Katie Austin (BMC ’20)
Caleb Conner (HC ’20)
Pablo Thiel (HC ’20)
About The Theater Program
The Theater Program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges strives to foster creative collaboration between students and faculty, and its productions have won accolades from area critics.
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