October 12, 2018

In a not-too-distant future, survivors of a catastrophic destruction of the electrical grid huddle together and seek comfort in recalling their favorite episode of The Simpsons.

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The department of Theatre and Dance, the department of Music and the Mermaid Players present "Mr. Burns" a dark comedy. In a not-too-distant future, survivors of a catastrophic destruction of the electrical grid huddle together and seek comfort in recalling their favorite episode of The Simpsons. 20 years into the future, the episode (in altered form) has become a staple of a touring theatre company in a post-electric world that recalls the glory days of a phenomenon of the past called “television.” 75 years into the future, Bart, Homer and, of course, Mr. Burns have become mythic figures, whose story has grown to reflect a world both very different from, and similar to, our wired world of today.

Theatre and Dance 717-245-1239, rhoadsj@dickinson.edu

Further information

  • Location: Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: $7/$5 with student ID