Cape Rep Theatre is delighted to present the Cape premiere of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Ms. Washburn, September 17 through October 18, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm; there is no performance September 20 or 23. Tickets are $30. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, September 18th. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.
About Cape Rep’s production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Written by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Directed by Philip Hays
Musical Direction by Jacob Yates
Set Design by James P. Byrne
Lighting Design by Phil Kong
Costumes and Properties by Holly Erin McCarthy with Anthony Teixeira
What happens to an iconic piece of culture, take “The Simpsons” for example, after a hundred years have passed? Fresh from its off-Broadway hit run at Playwrights’ Horizons, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is a funny, intelligent, contemporary play with music about the importance of art after an apocalyptic event results in a world with no electricity. Ben Brantley, New York Times theater critic, wrote: “When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin?…Anne Washburn’s downright brilliant.”
Directed by Philip Hays with musical direction by Jacob Yates, the cast is a wonderful ensemble of Cape Rep company members including Alison Weller who appeared in this season’s Outside Mullingar, Art Devine, most recently seen in Jerusalem, Zach Brown of last season’s Funny Girl, Jo Brisbane from Eurydice and Associate Artistic Director Maura Hanlon, last seen in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; they are joined by newcomers Greg Cote, Elissa Levitt and Laura Baranik.
About Cape Rep
Cape Rep’s 30th Anniversary season is sponsored by Cape Air; it opened with Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins May 7 through June 7, followed by the regional premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, June 25 through July 25. The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Evita plays from August 4 through August 29. The Cape Cod premiere of Anne Washburn’s play, with music by Michael Friedman, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, follows from September 17 through October 18 and the season will close with the Tony-winning musical comedy, La Cage Aux Folles, playing from November 5 through December 6. The Outdoor Theater Children’s Show is Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”which runs Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 1 through September 3 along with Mary Wilson’s popular Pitter Patter Puppets on Tuesdays from July 7 through August 25.
Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501c3 organization, founded in 1986 as a company dedicated to creativity and professionalism. On seven acres of land in Nickerson State Park in Brewster, Massachusetts, Cape Rep Theatre is the steward of the beautiful land and historic buildings that are home to the company’s three theaters, including the only outdoor theater on Cape Cod.