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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

By Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Directed by Tlaloc Rivas

An unknown global disaster has struck and the electrical grid is down: our favorite TV shows, music, and devices have crumbled—how will life go on? For one group of tenacious survivors, sitting around a fire and reminiscing about The Simpsons proves to be the greatest escape from despair. Miraculously, from their collective memories, a new industry struggles to be born: a theatrical re-creation of the digital culture we can’t possibly live without. Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, is a rocking, rollicking, scary good time that leaves you questioning how you’d make sense of the world if all that connected you to the virtual world disappeared.

This production contains strong language, violence, gunshots, strobe, and the use of theatrical haze.

$20 Adults
$14 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)

Tickets will be available beginning at 3:00 p.m. on September 9 through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at

Mr. Burns, a post electric play is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00pm

Theatre Building, E. C. Mabie Theatre
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, Performance


Students, Parents, Alumni/Friends, Faculty/Staff, Everybody, Graduate Students, Community Members


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Theatre Arts

General Interest

Arts Iowa, Theatre, After Class






Contact Name

Department of Theatre Arts

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