Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Mr Burns


By Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Directed by Alexander Berlage
Musical Direction by Andrew Worboys
Set and costume design by Isabel Hudson
Lighting design by Isaac Barron
Sound design by Kaitlyn Crocker

NIDA Theatres, Playhouse
13–20 November 2021

Running time:
Act 1: 90 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Act 2: 30 minutes

Post-apocalyptic America. A world without electricity. Survivors huddle around a fire, distracting themselves by piecing together a half-forgotten episode of The Simpsons.

Seven years later, a troupe of players rehearse a classic episode of The Simpsons and other snippets of pop culture, clinging to their collective past.

75 years later, the pop culture stories of one era have evolved into the mythology of another.

Anne Washburn’s international hit comedy dissolves the barriers between high art and pop culture and imagines a world where The Simpsons becomes the new bible, showing how the stories we tell make us the people we are.

NIDA Alumnus Alexander Berlage is an award-winning director and lighting designer, well known for his productions of American Psycho, Cry-Baby and Young Frankenstein and Co-Artistic Director of Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz Theatre.

NIDA alumna Isabel Hudson is an award-winning set and costume designer, well known for her designs of American Psycho and Cry-Baby.

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company.

Note: This production contains coarse language and adult themes, violence, loud noises, strobing and haze/smoke effects. Subject to change. Mr Burns, a post-electric play is recommended for mature audiences ages 15+.

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