The cast of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. Photo by Duy Nguyen.
The cast of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. Photo by Duy Nguyen.

In Anne Washburn’s dark comedy, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, survivors gather shortly after a global catastrophe and attempt to recount the Cape Feare episode from the television show The Simpsons.

Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, desperately trying to hold onto its past. 75 years after that, what was first seen as entertainment has now become the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

On World Theatre Day, Vancouver Presents went live inside the rehearsal hall with the cast and creative team of the Little Mountain Lions Production presentation of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play to find out more.

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play opens at Studio 1398 on Granville Island on April 3 and runs through April 21. Visit http://littlemountainlionproductions.com for tickets and information.