Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play

By Anne Washburn

Music By Michael Friedman

Directed by David Widmayer

March 27-April 05, 2020

Friday-Saturday: 8pm

Sunday: 2pm

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio Space

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.


Matt: Dylan Anderson

Marge: Kathleen Beardmore

Itchy: Dan Bizer-Cox

Gibson/Mr. Burns: Chris Grimm

Mark: Josh Kay

Bart: Dory Mead

Sam/Homer: Matt Miller

Colleen/Edna Krabappel: Sophie Muse

Lisa: Cyrina Ostgaard

Jenny: Nell Ovitt

Quincy: Sara Rose


Director: David Widmayer

Music Director: Jason Gong

Choreographer: Kat Walsh

Production Manager:

Stage Manager: Lena Schramm