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.