Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

TitleMr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
Year for Search2013
AuthorsWashburn, Anne
Date Published2013
PublisherPlaywrights Horizons
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Post-catastrophe dystopia with the first act set in the very near future, the second act seven years later, and the third act seventy-five years after that. In the play, a small group of people are trying to remember and re-enact the “Cape Feare” episode of The Simpsons, which originally aired October 7, 1993. The re-enactment changes dramatically over time.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Mr. Burns and other plays (New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2017), 115-228. The revised London script London: Oberon Books, 2014

Info Notes

Play first performed at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC on June 1, 2012. New York City premiere at Playwrights Horizons, September 15, 2013. The original score was by Michael Friedman (1975-2017). Premiered in London at the Almeida Theatre in 2014 with a revised script and a new score by Orlando Gough (b. 1953). 

Holding Institutions

PSt, PU

Author Note

Female author.

Full Text

2013 Washburn, Anne. Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play. New York: Playwrights Horizons. Rpt. in Mr. Burns and other plays (New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2017), 115-228. The revised London script London: Oberon Books, 2014. PU, PSt

Post-catastrophe dystopia with the first act set in the very near future, the second act seven years later, and the third act seventy-five years after that. In the play, a small group of people are trying to remember and re-enact the “Cape Feare” episode of The Simpsons, which originally aired October 7, 1993. The re-enactment changes dramatically over time. Play first performed at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC on June 1, 2012. New York City premiere at Playwrights Horizons, September 15, 2013. The original score was by Michael Friedman (1975-2017). Premiered in London at the Almeida Theatre in 2014 with a revised script and a new score by Orlando Gough (b. 1953). Female author.