Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

by: Anne Washburn

by: Anne Washburn

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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

by: Anne Washburn

by: Anne Washburn

Overview

Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future.

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

A paean to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

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Keywords

Death, Friendship, Memory

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Experimental
  • Time Period: Contemporary, The Future
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Adult

Authors

Anne Washburn

Anne Washburn’s play's include Mr. Burns, 10 out of 12, Antlia Pneumatica, A Devil At Noon, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, I Have Loved Strangers, The Ladies, The Internationalist, The Small, Little Bunny Foo Foo, and transadaptations of Euripides' Orestes and Iphigenia In Aulis. Awards include a Whiting A ...

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