After the collapse of civilisation, a group of survivors gather 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 theatre 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.
CONTENT WARNING: Violence, firearms, weaponry, climate anxiety, depictions of death, descriptions of nuclear apocalypse, homicide, homercide. Some parts of the play are performed in near darkness with moving/flashing light sources. This play is recommended for mature audiences.
Tasman Clark - Gibson
Rose Herda - Colleen
Benjamin Hudson - Sam
Frannie Johnson - Quincy
Oliver Johnston - Matt
Michaela MacFarlane - Jenny
Carla Newton - Lis & Quincy Alternate
Daniela Vinagre - Maria
Joanna Wood - Edna
Andrew Scott - Matt Alternate
Tiaana Quest - Lis Alternate
For the performances on Wednesdays 22nd and 29th, Andrew Scott will play Matt instead of Oliver Johnston.
For the performances on Thursdays 23rd and 30th, Carla Newton will play Quincy instead of Frannie Johnson, and Tiaana Quest will play Lis instead of Carla Newton.
Director - Joshua Downs
Music Director - Erin Fagan
Assistant Director - Tiaana Quest
Stage Managers - Dragon Chen & Andrew Scott
Set Design - Joshua Wang & Ben Allen
Lighting Design - Kyla Blennerhassett
MR BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
By Anne Washburn
Music by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn
An amateur production of Mr Burns: a post-electric play by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc and The Play Bureau.