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University Players Presents Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - September 30 @ 4:00 pm

UP Windsor Mr. Burns Poster

University Players (UP Windsor) presents the dark comedy with music, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, at Essex Hall Theatre on September 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30, 2018.

Mr. Burns is a story about the way in which shared memory and collective storytelling become myth.

The time is the present. The world’s electricity has been wiped out by massive devastation. In this post-apocalyptic world, strangers become allies as they struggle to survive, using shared memories of The Simpsons to connect to one another and find solace in desolation.

Not just for fans of the long-running animated series, it is a musical tribute to the modern mythology of pop culture and a darkly funny exploration of a post-electric existence.

Written by Anne Washburn
Directed by Lezlie Wade

Evening performances from Wednesday to Saturday start at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m.

Essex Hall Theatre is located on the University of Windsor campus on the corner of Wyandotte and Patricia.

“You needn’t be familiar with The Simpsons to enjoy! Burns is just great fun!” – San Francisco Chronicle

“…an intellectual rush, a sense of unexplored theatrical possibility…and the massive pull of shared experience.” – The Chicago Tribune

University of Windsor students can purchase a ticket for just $8, and regular price tickets start at $19.

Tickets can be ordered online at www.UniversityPlayers.com or by calling 519-253-3000 ext. 2808.

Cast members of University Players production of Mr. Burns during a dress rehearsal.

Cast members of UP Windsor’s production of Mr. Burns, from left to right, Serena Paesano, Sean Sennett, Matt Maddison, Shayla Hudson, and Brady Madsen, during a dress rehearsal for members of the media at Essex Hall Theatre on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

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Let’s Talk Theatre Lunch and Discussion Series

University Players will host their popular Let’s Talk Theatre Lunch and Discussion Series at Willistead Manor on September 26, 2018. This lunch and discussion series features impressive three-course lunches and entertaining and informative guest speakers presented at Windsor’s cultural gem, the stately Willistead Manor. You will have time to mingle and enjoy the company of your friends, old and new, over lunch; and afterwards join in a discussion with special guests about University Players production or Mr. Burns.

Click here for more information about the Let’s Talk Theatre Lunch and Discussion Series

 

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Start:
September 26 @ 8:00 pm
End:
September 30 @ 4:00 pm
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