Theater Performance: 'Mr. Burns - A Post-Electric Play'
April 9—April 10, 2020 7:30 pm
April 16—April 18, 2020 7:30 pm
April 11—April 18, 2020, Saturdays 2:00 pm
April 15, 2020 10:00 am
UMass Amherst Campus
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.
by Anne Washburn
songs by Michael Friedman
directed by Erin Nicole Eggers
April 9, 10, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m.
April 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.
April 15 at 10 a.m.