Anne Washburn’s peculiar, grim Mr. Burns deals with collective memory after a nuclear holocaust. It’s also based on “Cape Feare,” the 1993 episode of The Simpsons where the deranged Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart on a boat, making this show an intentionally messy adaptation of a parody of a remake. Got that? Mr. Burns starts slow but really comes together in the last act, an operatic pastiche in which the more nuclear-themed hits of the twenty-first century (“Toxic”, “Radioactive”) get smooshed together as a Michael Jackson-inspired Bart duels with a sinister, spry nemesis.
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April 13 2016
|Date:||April 13, 2016|
|Event Categories:||Featured, Theatre|
|Event Tags:||Brown University, Michael Jackson, Mr. Burns, musicals, The Simpsons, Theatre|
Leeds Theatre83 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02912 United States