Mr. Burns, a post-electric play poster image

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Feb 03, 2017 to Feb 12, 2017
Anne Washburn, Score by Michael Friedman, Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Directed by: 
Tlaloc Rivas
Mabie Theatre


Link to an Iowa Now article about Creating the Designs for MR. BURNS

Link to Photos/Slideshow of MR. BURNS from the Gazette.

Link to a Gazette article about MR. BURNS.

An unknown global disaster has struck and the electrical grid is down: our favorite TV shows, music, and devices have crumbled—how will life go on? For one group of tenacious survivors, sitting around a fire and reminiscing about The Simpsons proves to be the greatest escape from despair. Miraculously, from their collective memories, a new industry struggles to be born: a theatrical re-creation of the digital culture we can’t possibly live without. Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, is a rocking, rollicking, scary good time that leaves you questioning how you’d make sense of the world if all that connected you to the virtual world disappeared.

This production contains strong language, violence, gunshots, strobe, and the use of theatrical haze.

Mr. Burns, a post electric play was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


Listing of Cast Members for Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. Column one has the character name and column two has the name of the actor playing the character.
Role Name
Matt/Homer/Scratchy/Flanders Miles Gatrell
Jenny/Lisa/Bart Holly Grum
Sam/Bart/Troy Danny Whiskeyman*
Maria/Marge/Lisa Rubina Vidal*
Gibson/Sideshow Bob/Marge Greg Walker
Quincy/Willy/Nelson Natalie Lurowist
Colleen/Homer Catie Councell
Edna/Chorus Leader Will Callan*
Itchy/Apu Leela Bassuk*
Mr. Burns Yannik Encarnação

Artistic Team

Artistic Team for Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. The first column lists the job title and the second column lists the name associated with that title.
Position Name
Director Tlaloc Rivas
Music Director Jason Sifford
Scenic Designer Nic Wilson
Costume Designer Brittany Dee Bodley
Assistant Costume Designer Lindsey Kuhn
Lighting Designer Alex Casillas
Assistant Lighting Designer Christian Hahn*
Sound Designer Jacob Sikorski*
Choreographer Michael Sakamoto
Fight Choreographer/Weapons Consultant Lukas Brasherfons
Dramaturg Molly Winstead
Stage Manager Katy McGlaughlin
Assistant Stage Manager Aubrey Near
Assistant Stage Manager Nic Steffes*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Production Photos

A Scene from MR. BURNS

A Scene from MR. BURNS

A Scene from MR. BURNS

A Scene from MR. BURNS

A Scene from MR. BURNS