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Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

By Anne Washburn

Directed by Bryan Stevenson
October 23 - November 3
Thad Smotherman Theatre
1205 Binkley Street
Fort Worth, Texas
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Mr. Burns 2020 Season

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 paean to 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.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Publishing Company, Inc.

WINNER - 2015 Whiting Award
NOMINEE - 2014 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Anne Washburn is the recipient of the 2015 Whiting Award for Drama

Performance Schedule
  • 7:30pm Thursday, Oct. 24 
  • 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 26 
  • 7:30pm Wednesday, Oct. 30 
  • 7:30pm Friday, Nov. 1 
  • 2:00pm Sunday, Nov. 3 
Cast and Crew


  • To be announced

Production team

  • To be announced
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