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"I think a person has to believe in something, or search out some kind of faith; otherwise life is empty, nothing." ~ Masha, Three Sisters
Anton Chekhov/Sarah Ruhl

Season 10:
Faith & Story

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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn

Maybe 100 years after that they’ll start to do realistic plays in which they imagine people who speak as you and I do and not in verse and not through song, describing people coping with the events immediately after the apocalypse.  I’m not sure which way of telling the story I’d prefer. ~ Anne Washburn

Friday, March 2, 2018, at 7.30 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2 pm and 7.30 pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 2 pm
Shepard Auditorium, Pinkerton Academy, Derry

Armageddon has struck and the grid is down: no TV, no radio, no internet—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 crude theatrical re-creation of the digital culture we can’t possibly live without.

From The Simpsons to the pop hits of the last ten years, 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 your gizmos were gone.

Mr. Burns, a post-electirc play by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Directed by Matt Cahoon
Lighting Design by Tayva Young