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Wisconsin Premiere

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

April 7th - 24th, 2016

WRITTEN BY Anne Washburn

DIRECTED BY Jen Uphoff Gray

“It’s certainly unlike any play I’ve ever seen. And while it may be post-electric, it’s also brilliant.”

– Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Pop-culture becomes mythology…

In a not-so-distant future where the grid has failed, society has crumbled, and memories can no longer be stored on hard drives, a group of survivors bands together to recreate their vanished world through theater, music, and remnants of popular culture. Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy takes us on a post-apocalyptic thrill ride to a time when memory is the new currency, and theater is the new social media. Whether you’ve never seen The Simpsons or you know every episode by heart, you’ll enjoy this animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era evolves into the mythology of another.

Overture Center for the Arts

201 State St,
Madison, WI 53703

About the show

Runtime:
N/A

Performance Dates:
April 7th – 24th, 2016

Age Recommendations:
N/A

Accessibility

We strive to make our performances available to the entire community. This guiding principle captures the theater we aim to be.

We’re proud to be a resident company at Overture Center, which provides practical accessibility for a variety of needs.

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Cast
Jake Penner
Sam
Rana Roman
Quincy
Mari Gobel
Susannah
Michael Herold
Gibson
Marcus Truschinski
Matt
Georgina McKee
Jenny
Jennifer Hedstrom
Mrs. Krabappel
Elyse Edelman
Maria
Geoff Brady
Drums
Creative Team
Maureen Janson
Assistant Director and Choreographer
Keith Pitts
Set Designer
Wendy Huber
Props Designer
Greg Hofmann
Lighting Designer
Joe Cerqua
Composer
Ren LaDassor
Costume Designer
Laura Karavitis
Stage Manager
Laura Arnold
ASM
Monica Butler
Production Manager
Laura Walter
Assistant Production Manager
Shannon Heibler
Dramaturg
Forward Theater 'Mr. Burns' Preview With Cast and Director
Interview With Playwright Anne Washburn

Say your prayers, Simpsons: ‘Mr. Burns’ depicts a blazing future
– Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Post-apocalyptic stunner
– Laura Jones, Isthmus

Theater review: Everything’s terrible, tell me a story: After the apocalypse, ‘Mr. Burns’ rebuilds
– Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times

Mr. Burns, a Post-Confusion Review
– Hannah Nies, Prose Before Hoes blog

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