Imagine a post-apocalyptic world; a world without power; a bleak world of hopelessness. Which 20th Century legend would endure through time and bring hope to those few who survived the collapse? D’oh, do you even need to ask? It would be The Simpsons, of course!
Written by Anne Washburn, directed by Imara Savage, and presented by the State Theatre Company and Belvoir alike, Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play is a dark comedy that is set to turn a Simpsons classic into undying legend from 22 April – 13 May next year. Though the production may be a while away, tickets will be on sale soon and detailed below is why you should get your mitts on one.
With civil order collapsing, a group of survivours gather to preserve Western culture through tribal memory. Recounting an old Simpsons gem, the group recounts the Season 5, Episode 2 classic, Cape Feare, and soon becomes a theatrical ensemble within their new desolate world through famous Simpsons recreations.
Many of us are familiar with the 1993 Simpsons episode, though if you’re in need of a refresher, we’re here to help.
Aside from being a comedic classic (flashback to: the rakes, the cactus patch, and the “no one who speaks German could be an evil man”), the episode is a parody of the 1991 film Cape Fear (a remake of the original 1962 film). In this Simpsons imitation, anti-hero Sideshow Bob sets out to kill Bart Simpson, stalking him and his family to their houseboat hideout. Cape Feare is said to become a narrative vessel within Mr. Burns: A Post-Elecrtic Play, whereby survivors of the apocalypse narrate the episode and bring it to life. As Mr. Burns doesn’t actually feature in the original Simpsons episode, you may be wondering: where exactly does the beloved Charles Montgomery fit into all of this? You’ll just have to purchase a ticket to to find out.
The show is set to look at what happens to legends as they get retold across different generations and how storytelling shapes who we are. Whether you’re a Simpsons fanatic or not, you’re bound to enjoy this theatrical take on a timeless Simpsons comedy.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, 28 November.
For more information and to subscribe for pre-sale tickets via the State Theatre Company click here.
What: Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play
Where: Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
When: 22 April – 13 May 2017
Header via the State Theatre Company South Australia.
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