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Mr Burns, a post-electric play

15 February, 2019 - 10 March, 2019

Lightning Jar Theatre presents

Mr Burns, a post-electric play

by Anne Washburn                                                                              RETURN SEASON ANNOUNCED FOR MAY BOOK NOW
score by Michael Friedman
lyrics by Anne Washburn
directed by John Kachoyan

15 February – 10 March 2019

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‘The acting is engrossing and skilled, the staging is sophisticated and transporting…the best show in town…’ The Australian


15 February – 10 March 2019

Friday 15 February
Saturday 16 February 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 17 February
opening night: Wednesday 20 February
duration: 140 minutes including interval:
Act 1 & 2 – 90 minutes
INTERVAL – 20 minutes
Act 3 – 30 minutes
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Saturday 23 Feb & 2 March 2.30pm
Wednesday 27 Feb & 6 March 1:30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $30 – $40
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: contains coarse language, loud noises and haze

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.

‘When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin? … ‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play’ has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas.’– Ben Brantley, NY Times

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.


PLEASE NOTE: to be placed on a waiting list for current season, please call fortyfivedownstairs office: 9662 9966

Mr Burns is part of the 2019 VCE Drama playlist.

School bookings are available across performances 21 February – 6 March. Please email or call 03 9662 9966 to request a school bookings form.

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

Can be purchased from Book Depository or Wordery

Education Notes:
Education Notes Part A can be downloaded here
Education Notes Part B can be downloded here

Director: John Kachoyan

Musical Director: Andrew Patterson

Cast: Jen Bush, Emma Choy, Hannah Greenwood, Tilly Legge, Victory Ndukwe, Ben Walter, Dylan Watson and Mark Yeates.

Set & Costume Design: Sophie Woodward

Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre

Sound Design: Russell Goldsmith

Assistant Director: Ben Walter

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30
Full: $40
Concession: $35


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15 February, 2019
10 March, 2019
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03 9662 9966


Lightning Jar Theatre


45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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