Lightning Jar Theatre Presents MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
With a twist of an apocalypse, a touch of The Simpsons and a turn of contemporary events, Lightning Jar Theatre presents the Melbourne premiere of the award-winning Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play opening at fortyfivedownstairs in February.
Exploring themes of technology, pop culture and survival in an unknown world, Anne Washburn's darkly comic and thought-provoking work is astonishing and disturbing in equal measure. Directed by John Kachoyan with music direction by Andrew Patterson, Mr. Burns is a compelling examination of how the stories we tell make us the people we are.
In the aftermath of an untold apocalyptic event, a group of strangers huddle around a makeshift campfire, distracting themselves by piecing together a half-forgotten episode of their favourite show, The Simpsons. We then track 7 years, then 75 years into the future to see the story evolve into something with an altogether different meaning for its audience.
How does pop culture survive in a world without electricity? Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play is Lightning Jar Theatre's third production following on from the success of the lively production Stupic F*cking Bird (2017) and the erotic drama Venus in Fur (2018). The cast includes Jen Bush, Emma Choy, Hannah Greenwood, Tilly Legge, Victory Ndukwe, Ben Walter, Dylan Watson and Mark Yeates. Set and costume design by Sophie Woodward, sound design by Russell Goldsmith, lighting design by Richard Vabre and Ben Walter as Assistant Director.
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French INC.
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Dates and times: 15 Feb - 10 Mar, Wed to Sat 7.30pm, Wed 27 Feb and Wed 6 Mar 1.30pm, Sundays 5pm
Opening night: Wed 20 Feb.
Tickets: $30 - $40
Bookings: 03 9662 9966 | fortyfivedownstairs.com.au