Virtual Off-Book Book Club: " Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play" by Anne Washburn

Off-Book Book Club: A reading group for classic and contemporary plays.

This month the club will be discussing Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (found in Mr. Burns and Other Plays) by Anne Washburn.

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An ode to live theater and the resilience of The Simpsons, Anne Washburn's apocalyptic comedy Mr. Burns--"even better than its hype" (New York Post)--is an imaginative exploration of how the culture of one generation can evolve into the mythology of the next. Following an enthusiastic critical reception from New York critics for its world premiere, Mr. Burns received its London premiere in spring 2014. 

"When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin? . . . Mr. Burns has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas . . . with depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination."--The New York Times

Anne Washburn's plays include The InternationalistA Devil at NoonApparitionThe Communist Dracula PageantI Have Loved StrangersThe LadiesThe Small, and a transadaptation of Euripides's Orestes. Her awards include a Guggenheim, NYFA Fellowship, Time Warner Fellowship, and a Susan Smith Blackburn finalist. She is a member of 13P, The Civilians, and is a New Georges affiliated artist.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Mr. Burns and Other Plays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781559364812
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Theatre Communications Group - March 14th, 2017