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  • April 8, 2016 - May 7, 2016


    by Anne Washburn
    Music by Michael Friedman

    Lyrics by Anne Washburn

    Directed by A. Nora Long

    Please note: There will be no late-seating during the run of this show

    Running Time 2 hrs 30 Mins including intermission


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    Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play  takes place after an unknown global disaster and follows the evolution of a beloved story, from campfire retelling to high art. And the story the survivors tell? The “Cape Feare” episode of The Simpsons 

    Mr. Burns is funny, dark, theatrical, and in our intimate space, a completely immersive experience. Whether you’re a Simpsons fanatic or not, you’ll delight in this provocative piece about how stories are made, travel through time, and shape who we are.

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