January 2015 - Let Us Entertain You: Mr. Burns - The Song & Dance Man


Written by Teresa Ewers

That right, ladies and gentleman, Mr. Burns is now all about the song-and-dance in the Aux Dog Theater’s latest production, Mr. Burns, running January 8th - February 1st, 2015.

What will endure when the cataclysm arrives—when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark musical comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. A paean to live theater, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

Mr. Burns is a Pop Culture Apocalyptic Mashup that'll wow you! Nominee of the 2014 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, Mr. Burns features Alisia Downing, Bridget Dunne, Fernando Gonzales, Hannah Guzman, Alissa Hall, Vincent Kirby, Grace Lapys, Patrick Maes, and Jessica Osbourne. The play is directed by Victoria Liberatori and Musical Director Nathaniel Flake.

It is written by Anne Washburn whose previous works include The Internationalist, A Devil at Noon, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, I Have Loved Strangers, The Ladies, The Small and a transadaptation of Euripides' Orestes. Her work has been produced by 13P, Actors Theater of Louisville, American Repertory Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, The Civilians, Dixon Place, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Folger, London's Gate Theatre, NYC's Soho Rep, DC's Studio Theater, Two River Theater Company, NYC's Vineyard and Woolly Mammoth. Awards include a Guggenheim, a NYFA Fellowship, a Time Warner Fellowship, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist, and residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo. She is an associated artist with The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and is an alumna of New Dramatists and 13P. Tickets are on sale now at www.auxdog.com.

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