Mr.Burns, a post-electric play

Aug 6 2015 to Sep 13 2015
Anne Washburn, score by Michael Friedman, lyrics by Anne Washburn
Regional Premiere

“Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play in the hands of director Garrett Storms is one of the most invigorating plays to hit the Dallas/Fort Worth stages this summer...”

                                    – Lauren Smart, Dallas Observer

Mr.Burns, a post-electric play runs
Aug 6 through Sept 13
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00

The electrical grid has fallen, and society has crumbled. On a dangerous, electric-less night, a mismatched group of strangers gather round an isolated campfire, trying to recall an episode of The Simpsons. A paean to live theater, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

Cast: 

Jenny - Jessica Cavanagh
Quincy - Caroline Dubberly**
Maria - Kelsey Leigh Ervi**
Matt - Ian Ferguson*
Gibson - Henry Greenberg**
Colleen - Mikaela Krantz**
Edna - Amy Mills**
Sam - Paul Taylor*

ORCHESTRA

Aimee Hurst Bozarth
Joey Carter 

Production Staff: 

Directed by Garret Storms
Musical Direction by Aimee Hurst Bozarth
Rehearsal Stage Manager - Mark Shum
Production Stage Manager - Peggy Kruger-O'Brien
Assistant Director - Blair Carrizales
Assistant Stage Manager - Ashley Oliver
Choreography by Blair Carrizales and Garret Storms
Set Design by Garret Storms, Nate Davis, Jim Covault
Costume Design by Derek Whitener and Victor Newman Brockwell
Lighting Design by Scott Davis
Sound Design by Garret Storms
Props and Set Décor by Lynn Lovett
Dramaturg - Selina Rosales

About the Author: 

Anne Washburn’s play Mr. Burns was produced by Playwrights Horizons, Woolly Mammoth (DC), and The Almeida (London). Other plays include 10 Out Of 12, The Internationalist, A Devil At Noon, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, I Have Loved Strangers, The Ladies, The Small, and a transadaptation of Euripides' Orestes. Awards include 2015 Whiting Award, 2015 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theater Award, the Guggenheim, a NYFA Fellowship, a Time Warner Fellowship, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist, and residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo. She is an associated artist with The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Chochiqq, and is an alumna of New Dramatists and 13P.  Currently commissioned by MTC, Yale Rep and CSC. Her play Antilia Pneumatica will premiere in March 2016 (Playwrights Horizons) in NYC.