Mr. Burns - a post electric play by Anne Washburn
Directed by Catharine Slusar
With Original Music by Mason Emmert
April 13-15 and 19-21, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
What is the importance of pop culture? How does it allow us to connect and communicate? What might endure and what might erode when we no longer have access to the original sources of our pop culture? And what might the world look like if the cultural capital of our memories were to increase in value even as those memories decrease in accuracy?
Structured around the characters’ memories of the Cape Feare episode of The Simpsons, playwright Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, asks all of these questions and more.
"Downright Brilliant. When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin? Get ready to reel, New York. Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas. With grand assurance and artistry, Ms. Washburn makes us appreciate anew the profound value of storytelling in and of itself, and makes a case for theater as the most glorious and durable storyteller of all. I look forward to remembering it for a long, long time." (Critic's Pick) — The New York Times, Read More