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Lewis University Puts On Mr Burns

Dates: Now - Nov. 19, 2017
Times: Ranging from 2:30, 4:00, an 8:00pm
Category: Performing Arts
Location: Philip Lynch Theatre, One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446
Phone: 815-836-5500

Contact Jo Slowik at (815) 836-5409 or slowikjo@lewisu.edu for additional information. October, 2017

"Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play" Propels Us Forward in Time at Lewis University

ROMEOVILLE—This dark comedy follows a new civilization stumbling into its future. Act One is set in a post-apocalyptic world where survivors share a campfire. They begin to piece together the parody episode of "Cape Feare" from the TV show "The Simpsons." The second act continues with the same group of characters seven years later. They have formed a theatrical company, who specializes in performing Simpson episodes. The final act is set seventy-five years in the future. The same "Cape Feare" Simpsons' episode is now a familiar myth, reworked into a musical. Anne Washburn's imaginative comedy Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play is an exploration of how pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. What will happen when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we're faced with the task of rebuilding? Find out on November 10-12 and November 16-19. It is recommended for patrons 16 years old and up. The evening performances are 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. In addition, there is a matinee performance at 4 p.m. on November 18. Advanced tickets purchases are strongly encouraged. Ticket prices are $10 for an adult, $9 for students and seniors. Lewis students pay $2 with an ID. Group tickets are available for parties of 15 or more. Tickets are non-refundable. For more information patrons can check out the PLT Website at www.lewisu.edu/plt, or call the box office (815) 836-5500 Monday through Friday 1-4:30 p.m. The theatre is located on the main campus in the Oremus Fine Arts Center on Route 53, Romeoville.


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