Mr Burns - A Post-Electric Play

19 - 20 January 2018, 19:00
Cambridge campus

Logo for Mr Burns - a mushroom cloud against a red background, the words

Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future.

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode Cape Feare entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

A paean to live theatre, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

These performances will be assessed work by Anglia Ruskin University’s 2nd year Drama & Performing Arts students.

Event Details

When:
19 - 20 January 2018, 19:00
Location:
Cambridge campus
Room:
Mumford Theatre
Cost:
All tickets £5.00 each
Booking:
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