Theatre Department Presents Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play
The Theatre Department presents the Fall Theater Production, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, written by Anne Washburn and directed by Professor of Theatre Craig Latrell.
Performances will run Thursday, Nov. 2 – Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 8 – Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. There are two additional performances at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 11. All performances will take place in the Romano Theatre in the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is a dystopian comedy exploring the creation of the myths and legends that are valued by our culture. In the wake of a post-apocalyptic event, a group of strangers gathers to re-enact an episode from the classic TV series, The Simpsons. In the second act, a new vision for theatre, with elements of music and television advertising, emerges from their recollections as society begins to re-form itself.
Tickets for the performance are $5 for the public and $3 for students. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.
In the final act, 75 years into this new society, we find that The Simpsons has become transformed into something else entirely, a new form of theatre incorporating myth, ritual, and spirituality.
Hamilton students appear in the production: Kenny Letts ’21 as Matt/Homer, Noelani Stevenson ’19 as Jenny/Marge, Taylor Wallace ’19 as Maria/Itchy, William Benthem de Grave ’20 as Sam/ Scratchy, Angelique Archer ’20 as Colleen/Bart, Timothy Hartel ’18 as Gibson/Mr. Burns, Caitlin McQuade ’18 as Quincy/Lisa, Ali Zildjian ’19 as Edna.
Set designer is Sara Walsh, visiting assistant professor of theatre; costume designer is Amy Petta; sound designer, Jeff Larson; and lighting designer is Seth Reiser.
Tickets for the performance are $5 for the public and $3 for students. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. For tickets or more information, call the Theatre Box Office at 315-859-4969. Not appropriate for young audiences and live gunshots are used in this production