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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
score by Michael Friedman
lyrics by Anne Washburn
directed by John Kachoyan

15 February – 10 March 2019

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Mr Burns will ‘leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas’ – NY Times

SHOW DETAILS:

10 February – 10 March 2019

previews:
Wednesday 15 February
Thursday 16 February
Friday 17 February
opening night: Wednesday 20 February
duration: 120 minutes + interval
times:
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Wednesday 27 Feb & Wednesday 6 March 1:30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $30 – $40
bookings: 03 9662 9966

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.

Mr Burns is part of the 2019 VCE Drama playlist.

School bookings are available across performances 21 February – 6 March.

Please email info@fortyfivedownstairs.com or call 03 9662 9966 to request a school bookings form.

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

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

Sound Design: Russell Goldsmith

Assistant Director: Ben Walter

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30
Full: $40
Concession: $35
Group 6+: $32
Early Bird: $32 (limited availability for performances 21-24 February)

Concessions:

Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

 

NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE

Details

Start:
15 February, 2019
End:
10 March, 2019
Event Category:

Organiser

fortyfivedownstairs
Phone:
03 9662 9966
Email:
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

Other

Artist
Lightning Jar Theatre

Venue

fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
Website:
https://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com
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