Marquette’s Ore Dock Brewing Company showcased Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy, ‘Mr. Burns’ this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at their brewery.
According to the event page, the post-electric play propels the audience forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future.
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. Seven 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 performance are created.
“So it is really relevant to a time and it was not too long ago and yet it was for three years we were operating under this new world of precautions, danger, fear and dread,” Jamie Weeder, artistic director of Wolf’s Head Theater Company and director of ‘Mr. Burns’, said. “In this world, it is the same thing. We have no idea. It is the not knowing, that is the problem.”
Tickets are available online and will have two more shows this month. The next show is on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. and then Sunday, Nov. 13 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., all shows are held at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.