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May 20, 2017

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Mad Horse Theatre Company

Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, ME


$20 to $23


(207) 747-4148

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

Anne Washburn’s award-winning, imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. Post-apocalypse, a group of survivors cling to normalcy by trying to piece together the plot of an iconic The Simpsons episode entirely from memory. Fast forward to 7 years later, and the episode and other snippets of pop culture have become live entertainment for a nostalgic populace. Jump to 75 years later, and all have been elevated to the myth and legend of a new society. Mr. Burns is a fascinating exploration of the intersection of pop culture and high art, and a dynamic paean to live theater itself.
May 4, May 6, and May 11 are “Pay What You Can” shows. “Pay What You Can” admission is only available at the door just before the performance, and availability may be limited based on advance ticket sales.