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Mr Burns

Acting

Special Event

18 October 10:53am
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, is a dark comedy by Anne Washburn. It tells the story of a group of survivors from a global catastrophe, who retell and re-enact the Cape Feare episode of the cult classic TV show, The Simpsons. Soon they become the hit theatrical troupe of this dark new world in this international comedy dissolving the barriers between high art and pop culture.

Please note that this is a roving performance and aspects of the performance will take place outside of the theatre. We recommend you wear comfortable footwear. 

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. produced the New York City premiere of the play off-Broadway in 2013.

Originally produced in June, 2012 by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC, Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director; Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director.

Mr. Burns was Commissioned by The Civilians, New York, NY Steven Cosson, Artistic Director

For the language of the remembering of the Simpsons’ episode, Cape Feare, the author would like to credit the Civilians actors involved in the initial workshop: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Maria Dizzia, Gibson Frazier, Matt Maher, Jennifer Morris, Colleen Werthmann and Sam Breslin Wright.                                                                          

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical,
on behalf of SAMUEL FRENCH INC.
www.origintheatrical.com.au