Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play An Astounding Apocalyptic Adventure

Photos shot for Purdue Theatre by Melodie Yvonne

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA (Dress Rehearsal – February 15, 2023) – Purdue Theatre’s production of by Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play is an astounding apocalyptic adventure performed by a phenomenal cast on the grand stage at the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in West Lafayette, Indiana. The show will open February 17 at the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, and follow with multiple digital & In-person performances through February 26, 2023. The following excerpt is courtesy of Purdue Theatre’s official website:

“Written in 2012, this dark comedy explores a futuristic society shortly after a global catastrophe. A group of survivors gather for support and recount an episode of The Simpsons for entertainment. Over the three-acts and 75-year timespan of the play, the story of the episode evolves to form a myth that influences the creation of a theatre performance and other forms of entertainment in the new society. This powerful, funny play evaluates the importance of art to humanity and raises questions of how pop culture influences our day-to-day lives.”

Visitors can purchase tickets online at Tickets may also be purchased at all campus box offices or by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

Check out the photo highlight gallery from the phenomenal show below