Mr. Burns Cast: Jasmine Jiang, Lacey Mattison, Ryan Kelly,
Dylan Arnold, Scott Butler. Photo Credit - Dana Nollsch.
BRÜKA THEATRE 23rd SEASON - RAISE YOUR VOICE
MR. BURNS, A POST - ELECTRIC PLAY
A Mythically Sly & Bracing Dark Comedy
Written by Anne Washburn
Directed by Mary Bennett & Cami Thompson
Musical Director – Cami Thompson
Choreographer – La Ronda Etheridge
JUNE 3, 4, 8(A = ARTIST NIGHT), 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 @ 8 PM
MATINEE - JUNE 12 @ 2 PM 2016
Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French.
Reno, NV. Brüka Theatre Presents – Mr. Burns, A Post - Electric Play. Anne Washburn wrote this dramatic dark comedy musical after exploring what it would be like "to take a TV show and push it past the apocalypse and see what happened to it" and while she originally considered Friends, Cheers, and M*A*S*H, she ultimately settled on The Simpsons. Washburn held a workshop for a week in a bank vault beneath Wall Street, which was being used as a shared rehearsal space in 2008. Mr. Burns played in NYC until October of 2013. This is the northern Nevada premiere presentation of Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns opens June 3 and plays through June 25, 2016. Wednesday – Saturday shows begin at 8 PM. The Sunday, June 12 matinee begins at 2 PM and is followed by a talkback with the company.
THE PLOT - Shortly after an unspecified apocalyptic event, a group of survivors gather together and begin to attempt to recount the episode "Cape Feare" of the television show The Simpsons. The second act picks up with the same group seven years later, who have now formed a theatrical troupe that specializes in performing Simpsons’ episodes, with commercials and all. The final act is set 75 years in the future. The same episode of The Simpsons, now a familiar mythos, has been reworked into a musical pageant, with the story, characters, and morals repurposed to fit the artistic and dramatic needs of a culture still reeling from destruction of civilization and the near-extinction of humanity decades earlier.