Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, written by Anne Washburn and directed by Connie Crawford starts a short run this Thursday at the Leeds Theatre of the Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.
The play is about how stories change over time and become part of something bigger. Set in a future where electricity is nowhere to be found, survivors in a post apocalyptic future pass the time by telling stories of their favorite episodes of the Simpsons. Several years later, characters from the beloved sitcom are larger than life and deeply ingrained into the history and imagination of the people.
It got a rave from The New York Times a few years ago.
When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin? Not in years, huh? Well, get ready to reel, New York. Anne Washburn’s downright brilliant “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas.
Showtimes are April 7 through April 18. Go here for details.
$15 general admission, Leeds Theatre, Lyman Hall, Brown University, (directions)