Written by Anne Washburn
Ubu's Other Shoe Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
April 17 – April 18, 2020
Friday @ 7 pm Saturday @ 2 pm & 7 pm
We regret to inform our patrons that this show has been CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency. Please see our COVID-19 Update page for more information and helpful links.
Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future.
After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of “The Simpsons” episode “Cape Fear” entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.
When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin?... Anne Washburn’s downright brilliant Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas.
– NY Times
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