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. 

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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

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