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Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

BroadwayWorld attended the Meet & Greet for the Playwrights Horizons New York Premiere Production of Mr. Burns, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at the show's rehearsal today, July 26, 2013, in New York City. Scroll down to meet the company!

The New York premiere production of Mr. Burns, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, a new play by Anne Washburn (The Internationalist), with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman (Saved at PH; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; the currentLoves' Labours Lost at Shakespeare in the Park), will be directed by Obie Award winner Steve Cosson (Gone Missing, This Beautiful City, founding Artistic Director of The Civilians), Mr. Burns will be presented as the first production of the theater company's 2013-2014 Season.

Mr. Burns will begin previews Friday evening, August 23 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Sunday, September 15 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday matinee, October 6 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

The cast will feature Obie Award winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine (the recent Far From Heaven at PH; In the Next Room... on Broadway; Ruined at MTC), Gibson Frazier (There Are No More Big Secrets, Orlando, God's Ear, The Internationalist Off-Broadway), Susannah Flood (Tribes Off-Broadway; As You Like It in Central Park; world premiere of A Civil War Christmas at Long Wharf), two-time Obie Award winner Matthew Maher (The Flick, The World Over at PH; Uncle Vanya, Golden Child, School for Lies, You Better Sit Down Off-Broadway), two-time Audelco nominee Nedra McClyde (Headstrong, Miss Evers' Boys), Civilians founding member Jennifer R. Morris (Gone Missing, The Ladies, Canard Canard Goose?, You Better Sit Down Off-Broadway), Colleen Werthmann (Miss Witherspoon, Recent Tragic Events at PH; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Gone MissingOff-Broadway) and Sam Breslin Wright (Macbeth on Broadway, Paris Commune, 365 Plays/365 Days, God's Ear Off-Broadway).

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. Choreographer is Sam Pinkleton, Music Director is Mike Brun and Special Effects are by Jeremy Chernick. Production Stage Manager is Kyle Gates. Mr. Burns had its World Premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Washington, DC) in May 2013.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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The Meet & Greet for the Playwrights Horizons New York Premiere Production of "Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play" at their Rehearsal Hall on July 246, 2013 in New York City.


The Theatre Ground Plan


Stage and set design by Neil Patel


Stage and set design by Neil Patel


Stage and set design by Neil Patel


Stage and set design by Neil Patel


Stage and set design by Neil Patel


"Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play" Meet & Greet Schedule


Composer Michael Friedman, Playwright Anne Washburn and Director Steve Cosson


Composer Michael Friedman


Playwright Anne Washburn


Director Steve Cosson


Matthew Maher


Musician Mike Brun


Composer Michael Friedman and Musician Mike Brun


Composer Michael Friedman and Musician Mike Brun


Susannah Flood, Sam Breslin Wright, Matthew Maher and Jennifer R. Morris


Susannah Flood, Sam Breslin Wright, Matthew Maher and Jennifer R. Morris


Colleen Werthmann, Jennifer R. Morris, Gibson Frazier and Quincy Tyler Bernstine


Colleen Werthmann, Jennifer R. Morris, Gibson Frazier and Quincy Tyler Bernstine


Colleen Werthmann, Matthew Maher and Quincy Tyler Bernstine


Colleen Werthmann, Matthew Maher and Quincy Tyler Bernstine


Nedra McClyde and Sam Breslin Wright


Nedra McClyde and Sam Breslin Wright


Colleen Werthmann, Susannah Flood, Jennifer R. Morris, Gibson Frazier, Playwright Anne Washburn, Composer Michael Friedman, Director Steve Cosson, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Matthew Maher, Nedra McClyde and Sam Breslin Wright


Managing Director Leslie Marcus, Colleen Werthmann, Susannah Flood, Sam Breslin Wright, Jennifer R. Morris, Gibson Frazier, Playwright Anne Washburn, Composer Michael Friedman, Director Steve Cosson, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Matthew Maher, Nedra McClyde and Artistic Director Tim Sanford

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