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Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
by Anne Washburn
songs by Michael Friedman
directed by Michelle Hendrick
In Anne Washburn’s darkly funny, grandly operatic Mr. Burns, survivors of a nuclear apocalypse may not have much, but they have Bart Simpson, Sideshow Bob, and Gilbert and Sullivan. Gathered around a campfire, they piece together the plot of a "Simpsons" episode from memory. It’s the first moment of a people establishing a culture through storytelling, and we sing and laugh along as this mainstay of classic television, mashed up with songs and contemporary memes, becomes the foundation of a new mythology and artistic tradition.
Teachers: Contact us to reserve spots for our student matinee on Oct. 16 at 10 a.m.
$15 single tickets; $5 single tickets for students/seniors for all shows. Seating is general admission.
Purchase tickets online, in person, or at 1-800-999-UMAS.
We take credit cards at the door.