Cornell University

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

More dates through May 5, 2018

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Kiplinger Theatre
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Written by Anne Washburn
Directed by Jayme Kilburn
Co-sponsored by the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies ProgramCornell Council for the Arts, the DG Jared Foundation, and Nancy and Morey Storck

"Mr. Burns, a post-electric play" by Anne Washburn begins with eight friends gathered around a fire trying to recall the plot from The Simpsons' episode "Cape Feare." As they slowly piece together the story, it is revealed that they are escaping from the nuclear fallout of an unnamed apocalyptic event. 

Seven years after the first scene, the same group has created a pop culture theater troupe in the remains of a decaying civilization. 

Ultimately, Mr. Burns is a critique of capitalism and a reminder of the indelible effect of stories (wherever they may be found). 

April 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
May 4, 2018 at 7:30pm
May 5, 2018 at 2pm & 7:30pm
Kiplinger Theatre
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets are available online or at the Schwartz Center box office Monday–Saturday, 1:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts is located at 430 College Ave. in Ithaca.

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