Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

Directed by Brian Weaver

*Regional Premiere

ABOUT

Yes, THAT Mr. Burns. Acclaimed playwright Anne Washburn leads us into an unlikely post-catastrophe, post-electricity future in which survivors pass the time recounting episodes from The Simpsons. As they are told, and told, and told again, these snippets from our pop culture become the stuff of epics, myths, and legends. Audiences in the hometown of Simpsons creator Matt Groening (and the city where playwright Washburn spent her college years) are in for a wacky, geeky, unapologetically original theatrical treat. 

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PRESS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • "Downright brilliant…With grand assurance and artistry, Ms. Washburn makes us appreciate anew the profound value of storytelling in and of itself… Mr. Burns…makes the case for theater as the most glorious and durable storyteller of all.” - The New York Times
  • "...an intellectual rush, a sense of unexplored theatrical possibility...and the massive pull of shared experience." - The Chicago Tribune

CAST

Tobias Anderson – Sam
Brian Adrian Koch – Matt
Isaac Lamb – Gibson
Cristi Miles – Maria
Jennifer Rowe – Jenny 

Kemba Shannon – Colleen
Laura Faye Smith – Quincy
Adriana Bordea, Emma Bridges,
Corinne Gaucher – Understudies 

CREATIVE TEAM

Brian Weaver – Director

Peter Ksander – Scenic and Lighting Designer

Ashton Hull – Costume Designer

Rachel Peterson Schmerge – Props Designer

Eric Nordin – Music Director

Steven Cantor – Assistant Music Director

Kemba Shannon – Choreographer 

Meredith Matthews– Stage Manager

Thyra Hartshorn – Production Manger

Sarah Gehring – Assistant Director

Kristina Mast – Assistant Stage Manager

Alexandra Deahl – Assistant Set Designer

Ry Burke – Assistant Lighting Designer

Appears as courtesy of Actor's Equity

Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member

Former Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member

Thank you to our Show Sponsors

Producing Sponsors:

Harold Goldstein & Carol Streeter

Ronni Lacroute

 

Show Sponsors:

Regional Arts & Culture Council

Work for Art

The Collins Foundation

The Kinsman Foundation

Interested in Getting Involved?

We are always looking for volunteers as well as apprentices, crew members and corporate partnerships.

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