Scranton Fringe presents Anne Washburn's imaginative dark comedy that 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 Feare" 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.
A love letter to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
Thursday, July 21 | 7:00 PM
Friday, July 22 | 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 23 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play is written by Anne Washburn, directed by Simone Daniel, with music by Michael Friedman. Featuring Mandy Pennington (she/her), Anthony 'Ant' Edward LoGrande (he/him), Kimmie Leff (she/her), Grace Petrillo (he/they/she), Sean Gorman (he/him), Grazia Saporito (she/her), Rosie Garcia (she/they), and Elena Nahrmann (she/her).
** Please note: This production is not recommended for audience members under 13 due to mature language and simulated violence. **