Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

The First Dramat 2015 Fall Ex

by Anne Washburn

Poster of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

In a barbaric near-future where the electric grid has gone down for good, a band of survivors huddles around a campfire, retelling an old Simpsons episode. Years go by, and they find small fame as a theatre troupe reenacting old sitcoms, reconstructed wholly from collective human memory. Seventy-five years later, the troupe long gone, we witness a new role thrust upon America’s favorite dysfunctional, four-fingered, yellow family, as the play culminates in an allusion-packed operetta, in equal parts Aeschylus, Gilbert & Sullivan, and vintage turn-of-the-millenium Britney.A smash hit at Playwrights Horizons in 2013, Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play spans 80 years, following the Simpsons’ gradual transformation from pop icons we know to the comitragic heroes of a new, orally-transmitted American mythology. Containing digressions both comic and sobering about the last diet cokes in the world, nuclear failure, and the tenacious endurance of commercial capitalism, Mr. Burns takes place in a dark age, but focuses rather on celebrating that which burns eternal—the human urge to share laughter, tears, and stories through theatre.Interested in getting involved? Contact the producer at alexa.derman@yale.edu.

Performance Dates & Times

October 8, 2015 - 8:00pm

October 9, 2015 - 8:00pm

October 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

October 10, 2015 - 8:00pm

Location

Iseman Theater
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Performers

Matt/Itchy
Jenny/Lisa
Maria/Marge
Sam/Homer
Colleen/Scratchy
Gibson/Burns
Quincy/Bart

Production Team

Choreographer
Costume Designer
Associate
Costume Designer
Director
Dramaturg
General Crew
Graphic Designer
Hair Artist
Lighting Designer
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Makeup Artist
Master Electrician
Assistant
Master Electrician
Musician
Musician
Musician
Paint Charge
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Props Designer
Set Designer
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sound Designer
Sound Engineer
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Technical Director
Associate
Technical Director
Lights Crew