Costa Mesa Playhouse

Alchemy Theatre Company and
Costa Mesa Playhouse present

Mr. Burns

by Anne Washburn

Directed by Jeff Lowe


Amanda Byrd
Brian Pirnat
Brooke Lewis
Craig Jackman
Emily Lappi
Jessie Wise
Phil Nieto
Tara Pitt

The Play

Alchemy Theatre Company in partnership with Costa Mesa Playhouse is proud to present Anne Washburn's dark comedy, Mr. Burns - a post-electric play!
What will endure when the cataclysm arrives–when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we're faced with the task of rebuilding? The Simpsons of course!
Winner of the 2015 Whiting Award and 2014 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off- Broadway Play Nominee, Anne Washburn's imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future.
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. 7 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. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.
A celebration of live theater, and 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.


December 1st - December 16th, 2017
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm.
Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm.


The Costa Mesa Playhouse
661 Hamilton Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

© 2017 Costa Mesa Playhouse

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