Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

by Anne Washburn

The First Dramat 2015 Fall Ex

In a barbaric near-future where the electric grid has gone down for good, a band of survivors huddles around a campfire, retelling an old Simpsons episode. Years go by, and they find small fame as a theatre troupe reenacting old sitcoms, reconstructed wholly from collective human memory. Seventy-five years later, the troupe long gone, we witness a new role thrust upon America's favorite dysfunctional, four-fingered, yellow family, as the play culminates in an allusion-packed operetta, in equal parts Aeschylus, Gilbert & Sullivan, and vintage turn-of-the-millenium Britney.

A smash hit at Playwrights Horizons in 2013, Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, a post-electric play spans 80 years, following the Simpsons’ gradual transformation from pop icons we know to the comitragic heroes of a new, orally-transmitted American mythology. Containing digressions both comic and sobering about the last diet cokes in the world, nuclear failure, and the tenacious endurance of commercial capitalism, Mr. Burns takes place in a dark age, but focuses rather on celebrating that which burns eternal—the human urge to share laughter, tears, and stories through theatre.

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October 8 at 8:00pm
October 9 at 8:00pm
October 10 at 2:00pm
October 10 at 8:00pm
@ Iseman Theater
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Matt/ItchyWilliam Viederman
Jenny/LisaRebecca Brudner
Maria/MargeAnnie Saenger
Sam/HomerJordan Schroeder
Colleen/ScratchyIsabella Giovannini
Gibson/BurnsHershel Holiday
Quincy/BartErin Krebs
EdnaLilla Brody
Production Staff
DirectorMiles Walter
ProducerAlexa Derman
Stage ManagerSabine Decatur
Technical DirectorCaroline Francisco
Associate Technical DirectorRyan Reza
Lighting DesignerDonovan Sabog
Master ElectricianVarun Sah
Sound DesignerCyrus Duff
Set DesignerPaul Styslinger
Costume DesignerIvy Sanders Schneider
Associate Costume DesignerZoe Huber-Weiss
Props DesignerBianka Ukleja
Assistant Master ElectricianGabrielle Roberts
Sound EngineerChris Homburger
Paint ChargeIsabella Trierweiler
DramaturgTom Cusano
Graphic DesignerLining Wang
Makeup ArtistMichaela Murphy
Assistant Stage ManagerErin Hebert
Assistant Stage ManagerMatt Thekkethala
Assistant Stage ManagerElizabeth Morley
Assistant ProducerMichaela Murphy
Assistant ProducerAlice Yang
Hair ArtistCharlotte Juergens
Sets CrewKevin Sullivan
Sets CrewCharlie Urban-Mead
Sets CrewAddie Elwood
Sets CrewLindiwe Mayinja
Sets CrewKendall Schmidt
Lights CrewLaurel Lehman
Lights CrewAriel Lowrey
Lights CrewEvan Smith
Lights CrewRyan Seffinger
Lights CrewMatteo Rosati
General CrewCaitlin Purdome
ChoreographerGracie White
MusicianJack Lawrence
MusicianMax Vinetz
MusicianColum O’Connor

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