Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Sep. 24 - Oct. 04, 2015

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performances are created. Anne Washburn’s hilarious and thought-provoking comedy features Equity guests Jill Blackwood and Marc Pouhé. 

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

By Anne Washburn

Score by Michael Friedman

Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Directed by David Long


“Ms. Washburn…makes a case for theater as the most glorious and durable storyteller of all.” (New York Times)

“Downright brilliant.”  The New York Times


Feature by Robert Faires at the Austin Chronicle, September 24, 2015


About Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the center of the St. Edward’s University Theatre Training Program. Through MMNT, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers, explore all facets of theatrical production and earn points towards membership in Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. MMNT operates under an AEA U/RTA contract and is a member of Theatre Communications Group. Information: 512-448-8487 or


Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
by Ana Washburn
Mary Moody Northen Theatre

September 24 - October 04, 2015
Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX, 78704

Mary Moody Northen Theatre is located at the St. Edward’s University Campus along Campus drive. For a campus map, go to

Sept. 24 – Oct. 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

  Mary Moody Northen Theatre

  St. Edward’s Universiy,  3001 S. Congress , Austin, TX 78704


TICKETS:        $22 Adult ($18 Students, Seniors, SEU Community)

                        Available through the MMNT Box Office: 512.448.8484

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                        Box Office Hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday- Friday 

                        Student discount nights: Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 Cost: $8 with ID