Black Box Theatre | Mr. Burns

Meet the Cast

Mr. Burns cast

Meet the cast of Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play: top left to right: Charlie Sommers, Joel Bennett, Spenser Alvarez, Jackson Nielsen, Rachel Schneider. Seated: Avery Harvey, Derrick Wilson, Gianah Tomczak

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 Fear" entirely from memory. Seven 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. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created. Music by Michael Friedman, lyrics by Anne Washburn, directed by Jay Geller.

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