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Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play

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by Anne Washburn

Directed by Michael Stevenson

September 2 – October 4, 2015
Sacramento Premiere

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 to a post-apocalyptic world, where a group of strangers bond by recreating the infamous “Cape Feare” episode of The Simpsons. From this fortuitous meeting, distant memories of “Marge” and “Homer” become the basis for shaping a new society as the play travels decades into the future. MR. BURNS… is both a marvelous meta-tribute to the iconic first-family of contemporary pop-culture, and a celebration of the power of generational storytelling.

“It’s a play that needs to be seen… This is avant-garde theater that creates a buzz. It’s the kind of theater that makes Off-Broadway as important as Broadway… The kind of theater that Sacramento theater-goers need to support if Off-Broadway theater is to have a lasting presence in California’s capital.
– Sacramento Gazette

“‘Mr. Burns’ should be seen… Amanda Salazar’s moving performance as everyman Bart aches to connect.”
– Sacramento Bee

“Top-notch cast… This is a show that will delight fans of The Simpsons.” – The Davis Enterprise

“Fun, Fascinating, Fantastical.” – SN&R

“Downright Brilliant. When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin?”
– New York Times

Amanda Salazar*, Katie Rubin* & Dena Martinez* Photo: Charr Crail

Amanda Salazar*, Katie Rubin* & Dena Martinez* *Member Actors’ Equity Association Photo: Charr Crail

SPONSORED BY:

downey-brand

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