About Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play


by Anne Washburn, music by Michael Friedman
Directed by A. Nora Long

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

Running Time: 2 Hrs 30 Mins including intermission


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2015/16 Season sponsored by Stephen & Stephanie Wasser
Production sponsored by Julian & Barbara Cherubini
Director A. Nora Long sponsored by Francine & Bill Crawford
Gillian Mackay-Smith, playing Colleen, sponsored by Mary K. Eliot & Supratik Bose
Music sponsored by Jo-An Heileman

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute 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.

"Downright brilliant! When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin?” – NY Times

“It shocks and jokes keep you on the edge of your seats.”  – Time Out NY



Ticket Prices
Day Center Section Side Section
Wed Mat $43 $31
Wed/Thur/Fri $59 $43
Sat/Sun $65 $49


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