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Arts & Life
The Clarion \ November 20, 2019
BC Theater presents 'Mr. Burns'
By Christie Caubie
Director of Public Information
Brevard College Theatre will open its second production of the 2019-
2020 season with Mr. Bums, A Post-Electric Play. The show mns from
Nov. 21-23 at 7;00 p.m. with an additional matinee performance on Nov.
24 at 2:30 p.m.
Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5. Tickets are available
for purchase online at brevardcollege.eventbrite.com and at the box office
an hour before each performance.
Director Patrice Foster, Assistant Professor of Theater, says she was
drawn to this play because she is fascinated by apocalyptic stories and
“Anne Washburn doesn’t write about the typical narrative,” says Foster.
“Instead, she chooses to explore how media makes the transition from
visual to spoken, which is why this play is based on an iconic TV show
like The Simpsons.”
“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.
“Seven 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.
“Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which
new forms of performance are created. A paean to live theater, and the
resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated
exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the
mythology of another,” according to a plot summary from Samuel French.
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