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Mr Burns, a post-electric play | RETURN SEASON

1 May - 19 May

Lightning Jar Theatre presents

The RETURN SEASON of Mr Burns, a post-electric play

BY ANNE WASHBURN
SCORE BY MICHAEL FRIEDMAN
LYRICS BY ANNE WASHBURN
DIRECTED BY JOHN KACHOYAN

1 – 19 May 2019

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‘Lightning Jar Theatre has established itself in a few short years as one of the more talented indie companies in Melbourne… an ensemble committed to giving life to a theatrical hybrid like nothing you’ve seen before.’ – The Age

SHOW DETAILS:

1 – 19 May 2019

preview: Wednesday 1 May
opening night:
Thursday 2 May
duration: 
140 minutes including interval:
Act 1 & 2 (90 minutes)
INTERVAL (20 minutes)
Act 3 (30 minutes)
times:
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Saturday 18 May 2.30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $37 – $42
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: contains coarse language, loud noises and haze

After a completely sold-out season, Lightning Jar Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play for those who missed out first time around.

In the aftermath of an untold apocalyptic event, a group of strangers huddle around a makeshift campfire, distracting themselves by piecing together a half-forgotten episode of their favourite show, The Simpsons. But will pop culture survive in a world without electricity?

Astonishing and disturbing in equal measure, Lightning Jar Theatre is proud to present the Melbourne premiere, directed by John Kachoyan with music direction by Andrew Patterson. Named by The New York Times as one of the 25 best American plays since Angels in America, Anne Washburn’s darkly comic work is a compelling examination of how the stories we tell make us the people we are.

‘The acting is engrossing and skilled, the staging is sophisticated and transporting, the tone — as set by director John Kachoyan — is perfectly judged: fraught but not overwrought…The best show in town.’ – The Australian

★★★★ Timeout

‘Mr Burns… is bravura theatre, starting sparse and quiet before metaphorphising into the sort of Wagnarian, total art “gesamtkunstwerk” that entertains and resonates long after leaving the venue.’ – Australian Arts Review

 

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC

Mr Burns is part of the 2019 VCE Drama playlist.

For school bookings, please download the school booking form and return completed to katy@fortyfivedownstairs.com

Tickets:
Student Group 6+:
 $32 with complimentary accompanying teacher for every 10 tickets purchased.

Scripts:
Can be purchased from Book Depository or Wordery

Education Notes:
Education Notes Part A (designed to be read prior to attending the performance) can be downloaded here
Education Notes Part B (designed to be read after attending the performance) can be downloded here

Director: John Kachoyan

Musical Director: Andrew Patterson

Cast: Jen BushEmma ChoyHannah GreenwoodTilly LeggeVictory NdukweBen WalterDylan Watson and Mark Yeates.

Set & Costume Design: Sophie Woodward

Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre

Sound Design: Russell Goldsmith

Assistant Director: Ben Walter

Choreographer: Julia Grenda

TICKET PRICES:

Preview: $30
Full:
$42
Concession: $37

CONCESSIONS:

Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

 

NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE

Details

Start:
1 May
End:
19 May
Event Category:

Venue

45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Phone:
9662 9966

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Artist
Lightning Jar Theatre
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