MR. BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY /
Photos by Scott Suchman
Armageddon has hit...
and all that remains is our nostalgia for a lost pop culture. In Anne Washburn's riveting vision of post-apocalyptic America based on a group of Civilians' artists trying to recreate an episode of The Simpsons from memory, survivors invent a new entertainment industry from the ashes of the old. With music by Obie Award-winner Michael Friedman, their enterprise gives redemptive new meaning to the pop hits and cartoon icons we can't live without.
"As inexhaustibly original as the animated series that inspired it, the kookily brilliant “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” is the sort of once-in-a-blue-moon show that stays stuck in your brain long after it has chilled you to the bone."
- The Washington Post
Check out our Mr. Burns podcast episode that features interviews with the artist and some of Michael Friedman's new post-apocalyptic pop score: Mr. Burns Podcast Episode. And we hope you'll subscribe for free on iTunes HERE!
Check out the show's fantastic feature in the New York Times HERE!
Take a look at Woolly Mammoth's trailer for the show:
CREATIVE TEAM /
Mr. Burns, following a workshop at Seattle Repertory Theatre in July, 2011, received its world premiere production at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington D.C. May 28-July 12, 2012.
Woolly Mammoth Production Announcement
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Nomination Announcement