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It's the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive? Mr Burns asks how the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the... Read more
It's the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive? Mr Burns asks how the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future for America's most famous family. Following the phenomenal success of 1984, Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke directs Mr Burns in its European Premiere.
Anne Washburn's plays include Apparition, The Ladies, I Have Loved Strangers, The Communist Dracula Pageant and a slightly loose translation of Euripides' Orestes. Her plays have been produced in the US, and internationally. She is an associated artist with Obie award-winning groups 13P, The Civilians and New Georges, and is a member of New Dramatists. The Internationalist is also published by Oberon Books.
Mr Burns will be directed at the Almeida by Robert Icke whose joint adaption of Orwell's 1984 has seen massive success and is transferring to West End this summer. Following the success of the US run in New York in October 2013 which was met with critical acclaim:
Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area we call the Twilight Zone. Based on stories by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson, adapted by Anne Washburn (Mr Burns), The Twilight Zone lands on stage for the first time in its history. Or its present. Or its future.
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