Playwrights Horizons Extends MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY thru Oct 20
Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of its New York premiere production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, a new play by Anne Washburn, with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman. Directed by Steve Cosson, the Obie Award-winning Artistic Director of The Civilians, Mr. Burns is being presented as the first production of Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season.
Originally set to play a limited engagement through Sunday, October 6, Mr. Burns has extended two weeks to Sunday, October 20 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production began previews Friday, August 23 and had its official opening last night, Sunday, September 15.
The cast features Obie Award winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Gibson Frazier, Susannah Flood, two-time Obie Award winner Matthew Maher, two-time Audelco nominee Nedra McClyde, Jennifer R. Morris, Colleen Werthmann and Sam Breslin Wright.
What will endure when the cataclysm arrives - when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we're faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn's imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. A paean to live theater, and to 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.
The production features scenic design by two-time Obie Award winner Neil Patel, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by Ken Travis. Choreography is by Sam Pinkleton and Music Director is Mike Brun. Mask and wig design is by Sam Hill, special effects are by Jeremy Chernick and fight director is J. David Brimmer. Production Stage Manager is Kyle Gates.
Today, Monday, September 16, also marks tickets going on sale for the next production of Playwrights Horizons 2013/2014 Season: THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS, the World Premiere of a new play by Marlane Meyer (The Chemistry of Change for PH; Etta Jenks,Moe's Lucky Seven). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson (The Chemistry of Change for PH; An Iliad, Slavs!), it will be presented at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater, beginning previews on Friday, October 18, 2013. Single tickets for THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS, starting at $60, may be purchased online via www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pmdaily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).