Mr. Burns - Fringe Theatre Spotlight 2019/20
A Post-Electric Play
ATB Financial Arts Barns - Westbury Theatre
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn
In a post-apocalyptic future with no electricity, no food, and no hope humans gather together to retell their favourite Simpsons episodes to survive. Part musical, part dark comedy and all Simpsons. Mr. Burns, a post-electric play presents a possible future when mere cartoon characters are transformed into GODS. Follow a group of survivors through a generation as storytelling evolves in a contemporary allegory that begs the questions what happens to our culture and our storytelling when we lose everything. Indie theatre’s Sterling Award winning Blarney Productions and You Are Here Theatre unite for the first time in the Albertan premiere that takes television’s most famous family nuclear.