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Performances

MR. BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

by Anne Washburn
songs by Michael Friedman
directed by Erin Nicole Eggers
April 9, 10, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30
April 11 & 18 at 2 
April 15 at 10
Curtain Theater

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. 

$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.