Tuesday, August 15, 2017
MR BURNS A POST ELECTRIC PLAY - Mesa Community College Theatre and Film Arts - April 20 - 28, 2018
by Anne Washburn
Directed by Ron May
Auditions: March 5th and 6th 2018
Performances: April 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th 2018 at 7:30pm / April 21st and 28th 2018 at 2pm in the MCC Theatre
Genre: Dark Comedy
What will endure when the cataclysm arrives—when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced
with the task of rebuilding?
Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy 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. 7 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. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created. A paean 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.
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