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Mr. Burns a post-electric play

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Mr. Burns a post-electric play


By Anne Washburn

Music by Michael Friedman

Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Directed by Steven Young

Reilly Theatre

November 9 – 20, 2016

MR BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn is a dark comedy exploring the creation of the myths and legends that are valued by our culture. Imagine an entire series of stories based on The Simpsons!

LSU Theatre is excited to present the regional premiere of Mr. Burns a post-electric play by Anne Washburn. In the wake of a post-apocalyptic event, a group of strangers gather to reenact an episode from the cult classic TV series, The Simpsons. A new vision for musical theatre, complete with commercials, emerges from their recollections and is established as a valued cultural experience. Fast-forward seventy years into this new society and we find that The Simpsons have become high art. Whether you are a Simpsons fan or not, this piece will make you think about how stories are made and what we consider valuable in our culture.

“Downright brilliant! When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin?” – NY Times

“It shocks and jokes keep you on the edge of your seats.”  – Time Out NY

 The show will feature a Pay-What-You-Can performance on November 9th, a Preview performance will follow on November 10th , and the show officially opens November 11th, and runs through November 20th.  Weeknight and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 pm and Sunday performance are at 2pm. There is no performance on Saturday, November 19th due to the LSU home game.

Tickets range from $12 to $20, and can be obtained from the LSU Box Office by calling 225-578-3527 or by visiting On performance nights, tickets will also be on sale at the Reilly Theatre Box Office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.