The University of Dubuque Presents Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn

Oct 5, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, directed by Greg Wolf, director of theatre and assistant professor of theatre. 

WHAT:            Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn

WHEN:            Saturday, Nov. 3 – 7:30 p.m.

                        Sunday, Nov. 4 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Babka Theatre, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Shortly after an apocalyptic event, a group of survivors gather together and begin to attempt to recount the episode "Cape Feare" of the television show The Simpsons. The second act picks up with the same group seven years later, who have now formed a theatrical troupe that specializes in performing The Simpsons episodes, with commercials and all. The final act is set an additional 70 years in the future. The same episode of The Simpsons, now a familiar myth, has been reworked into a musical pageant, with the story, characters, and morals repurposed to fit the artistic and dramatic needs of a culture still reeling from the destruction of civilization and the near-extinction of humanity decades earlier.

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. with music by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn.

Tickets for Mr. Burns, a post-electric play can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at