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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

By Anne Washburn
Lisa Gaye Dixon, director

Around a campfire after the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode "Cape Feare," itself a parody of a classic film. Time passes, and the retelling of the episode transforms into ritualized reenactment. Masks, music, and dance combine to elevate the banal to the sublime. Mr. Burns is an "animated" exploration of the ways that pop culture in one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

This production contains adult content and gun shots.

Talkback on Thursday, October 20

Join us for an exciting opportunity for direct audience engagement with our stage productions through a free talkback following Mr. Burns, a post-electric play on Thursday, October 20. Talkbacks allow audience members to discuss the performance, play, design, and themes with artists and scholars in an informal give-and-take, question-and-answer format. Each talkback is hosted by a faculty member from the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Event Details

Colwell Playhouse
Th Oct 13, 2016 - 7:30pm
Fr Oct 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sa Oct 15, 2016 - 7:30pm
Th Oct 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
Fr Oct 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sa Oct 22, 2016 - 7:30pm
Su Oct 23, 2016 - 3:00pm
Pick Five+: 24 / SC 23 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 25 / SC 24 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Illinois Theatre Series (4+ events) Price per show: 23 / SC 22 / STU 13 / UI & YTH 8

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