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DOC Ä READER Mr Burns a post electric play Õ ANNE WASHBURN Õ What will endure when the cataclysm arrives when the grid fails society crumbles and we're faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn's imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century following a new civilization stumbling into itsImpson through the ages Mr Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another Publisher's website This play is not for all tastes with its mixture of absurd high concept stream of consciousness realism in dialogue and occasional prose poetry flights of fancy Night Vale style But there's no denying that Anne Washburn has a uniue vision and asks a uestion I've wondered about many times; what happens to mass media after the fall of society? How does pop culture trickle down into folk culture when the lights are out and the TVs extinguished? Definitely weird but in a good way

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Rk comedy propels us forward nearly a century following a new civilization stumbling into its future A paean to live theater and to the resilience of Bart S I loved the first two acts of this play but I think it fell apart in the third act I feel like I get what it was trying to say by having only remnants of The Simpsons remain amid this extremely dramatic play but I still didn't like it I'm a sucker for post apocalyptic stories and with the addition of The Simpsons the first two acts earn a 5 star rating Too bad the third act has to count too

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Mr Burns a post electric playWhat will endure when the cataclysm arrives when the grid fails society crumbles and we're faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn's imaginative da In the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse can memories of The Simpsons pull people together?My lady and I saw this play performed last night and now I shall seek out the book so I can better process and pick apart what we witnessedThe first act of the play takes place just after the apocalypse There is no electricity and a small group of survivors amuses themselves by reminiscing about the Cape Fear episode of the Simpsons A stranger shows up and is eventually accepted into their group This was by far the best act of the play It was really intense and made me forget I just shelled out 50The second act takes place seven years after the first The effects of the apocalypse are still being felt Travelling groups of actors perform episodes of the Simpsons in front of live audiences painstakingly reconstructing the episodes from people's vague memories This act wasn't as good as the first but I still dug it once I pieced together what was going onThe third act takes place 75 years after the second I suspect it is supposed to show how the Cape Fear episode of the Simpsons mutated after being retold for almost a century but I kept thinking about Robert Chambers' The King in Yellow It was so bizarre I hoped I remembered how to drive when the act was over I looked at my gf a few times and mouthed This is so fucked up Mr Burns and Itchy and Scratchy terrorize the Simpsons on a houseboat When a bosomy woman playing Lisa Simpsons gets groped by a demonic Mr Burns you don't easily forget itSo yeah if Mr Burns comes to your town I recommend seeing it for the WTF factor of the third act alone It wasn't my favorite play but it's definitely etched into my brain 35 out of 5 stars