Mr Burns, A Post-Electric Play
Presented by Read College
London-based director and theatre maker Rosa Higgs directs Anne Washburn’s imaginative, music-filled dark comedy, which explores the relevance of culture on a society that has none left.
When everything we know has been stripped away, we’re always left with a story… After the collapse of civilisation, a group of survivors recount an episode of The Simpsons.
Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society which is sincerely trying to hold onto its past.
Seventy-five years later pop songs, sitcom plots and jingles are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.