Mr. Burns

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Mr. Burns

Mr Burns at Wilbury Group (photo: Maggie Hall)

Whether you like The Simpsons or not, be sure to see The Wilbury Group’s production of Anne Wasburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. (It was really good at Brown last year, but this is better.) Picking up in the aftermath of a vaguely explained nuclear disaster, gun-wielding strangers gather together around a campfire to exchange information about where they’ve been and who they’ve met along the way. To pass the time, Matt (Diego Guevara), Jenny (Daraja Hinds), and quiet Sam (Phoenyx Williams) geek out over one Simpsons episode – specifically, the 1993 homage to Martin Scorcese’s remake of the thriller Cape Fear. (There’s little mention of the irony that the Simpsons are a single-earner household who survive on nuclear power.) Flash forward a few years, where America is littered with roving troupes of performers staging live re-enactments of Simpsons episodes. Flash forward again, and… Well, not to spoil it, but the third act is a transcendently fantastic pop funhouse mirror. Don’t miss this one.

March 24 2017


Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $28
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