Opening November 2nd at Little Lake Theatre, the futuristic Mr. Burns A Post-Electric Play examines the power of theater and the human dedication to telling stories.
Anne Washburn‘s often gritty, hyper-realist work takes place shortly after an apocalyptic event, when six survivors gather around a campfire and distract themselves by retelling an episode of The Simpsons. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are being created.
An ode to live theater (and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages), Mr. Burns has been described as “an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.”
In a New York Times article titled: “The Great Work Continues: The 25 Best American Plays Since ‘Angels in America,’ “ critic Laura Collins-Hughes wrote of Mr. Burns, “… it’s the kind of bold, inventive show that sends you staggering out onto the street afterward, stunned and exhilarated, not sure quite what you’ve just experienced because you’ve never seen it’s like before.”
The Little Lake production features direction by Barbara Burgess LeFebvre and music direction by Gavin Calgaro.
TICKETS AND DETAILS
Little Lake Theatre presents Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play | November 2 – November 23, 2023 | Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m. | Recommended for ages 13+.Food and beverages (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic) are available at concessions. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 16 and under, and are available by calling 724-745-6300, via email at Info@littlelake.org or online at www.littlelake.org