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Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

November 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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$8 – $16

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode “Cape Feare” entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.
In this apocalyptic, dark, musical comedy, society has been destroyed, but the creative human spirit lives on. How do we share our most important truths in a post-digital world? In Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, pop culture becomes ritual, and the mythic hero of the future just may be Bart Simpson.

[We guarantee you’ve never seen a play like this one. And if that’s not enough, the New York Times raves: “When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin?”]


November 20, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$8 – $16
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USM Department of Theatre
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Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
37 College Ave.
Gorham, ME 04038 United States
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