Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
In Post Apocalyptic America, a group of survivors attempt to recount an episode from everyone’s favorite cartoon sitcom, The Simpsons. But with time continually running on and also running out, and as civilization approaches its final death knell against the monoliths of humanity’s creations (namely Nuclear Power), what can survive in the wreckage? Will the characters? Will their art? Will you? Anne Washburn’s play filled with colorful whimsy, hopeful despair, and music, questions and problematizes the current state of entertainment, human relationship to technology, and most importantly the status of the human capacity and need to want more as well as to express. A post modern tale meant to illicit fear, pity, nostalgia, but most importantly hope.
Saturday, January 27 at 8:00pm to 10:30pm
1421 37th St., N.W., Washington