Mr. Burns

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

BUY TICKETS

$8 general public; $5 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

BUY TICKETS

$8 general public; $5 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

BUY TICKETS

$8 general public; $5 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

BUY TICKETS

$8 general public; $5 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

Written by Anne Washburn
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh

"This intoxicating and sobering vision of an American future, set during a day-after-tomorrow apocalypse...has depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination...With grand assurance and artistry, Ms. Washburn makes us appreciate anew the profound value of storytelling."
The New York Times

Shortly after an apocalyptic event, a group of survivors gather together and attempt to recount the "Cape Feare" episode of The Simpsons. Seven years later, the group has formed a theatrical troupe that specializes in performing episodes of the series. And 75 years in the future, the same episode, now a familiar myth, has been reworked into a musical pageant, repurposed to fit the artistic and dramatic needs of a culture still reeling from destruction of civilization and the near-extinction of humanity.

With Mr. Burns and the spring 2019 presentation of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending, the Theater Department explores the theme of myth.