MR. BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
By Anne Washburn
Directed by Brian Weaver
Yes, THAT Mr. Burns. Acclaimed playwright Anne Washburn leads us into an unlikely post-catastrophe, post-electricity future in which survivors pass the time recounting episodes from The Simpsons. As they are told, and told, and told again, these snippets from our pop culture become the stuff of epics, myths, and legends. Audiences in the hometown of Simpsons creator Matt Groening (and the city where playwright Washburn spent her college years) are in for a wacky, geeky, unapologetically original theatrical treat.
“Downright brilliant…With grand assurance and artistry, Ms. Washburn makes us appreciate anew the profound value of storytelling in and of itself… Mr. Burns…makes the case for theater as the most glorious and durable storyteller of all.” (The New York Times).