Mr burns

by Anne Washburn
Music by Michael Friedman
Directed By Jeremy Wechsler
Theater One
Theater Wit

A post-apocalyptic tale of survival... passion... and the enduring power of Bart Simpson.

After life as we know it has ended, small bands of survivors band together to keep the pilot light of civilization burning. Their path to redemption is as unexpected as it is inevitable in the most original, vibrant and stunning piece of theater you'll see this year.

"THREE AND 1/2 STARS. A very distinct kind of thrill, the one that kicks in when you have absolutely no idea where a play is going, except that it is not likely to be any place you recall being before in a theater. Wherever you land on the "Simpsons" obsession scale, you should know that "Mr. Burns" is very funny. And that's most of what you need to know." Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes with intermission


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[1] Preview Performance, Theater Wit style. Our previews start in the middle of our rehearsal process. Is the set complete? Maybe! Do we stop the show? Maybe! Come and help us form the final product. Join us for a post-show response session and then get a discount if you want to return and see the finished product during the regular run.

[2] There will be a Cubs game this evening at Wrigley Field. Please give yourself more time to arrive at the theater than you think is required. The ball park and the theater are less than one mile from each other and traffic will share many of the same streets.

[3] Press Opening

August 27, 2021 7:00PM [1]  $20-$30
August 28, 2021 7:00PM [1]  $20-$30
August 29, 2021 2:30PM [1]  $20-$30
September 2, 2021 7:00PM [1] [2]  $20-$30
September 3, 2021 7:00PM [1]  $20-$30
September 4, 2021 7:00PM [1]  $20-$30
September 5, 2021 2:30PM [1] [2]  $20-$30
September 8, 2021 7:00PM [3] [2]  $25-$36
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September 10, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
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September 11, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
September 12, 2021 2:30PM [2]  $25-$36
September 15, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
September 16, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
September 17, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
September 18, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
September 19, 2021 2:30PM $25-$36
September 22, 2021 7:00PM [2]  $25-$36
September 23, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
September 24, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
September 25, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
September 26, 2021 2:30PM $25-$36
September 29, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
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October 1, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 2, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 3, 2021 2:30PM $25-$36
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October 8, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
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October 10, 2021 2:30PM $25-$36
October 13, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 14, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 15, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 16, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 17, 2021 2:30PM $25-$36
October 20, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 21, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 22, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 23, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 24, 2021 2:30PM $25-$36
October 27, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 28, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 29, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 30, 2021 7:00PM $25-$36
October 31, 2021 2:30PM $25-$36

[1] Preview Performance, Theater Wit style. Our previews start in the middle of our rehearsal process. Is the set complete? Maybe! Do we stop the show? Maybe! Come and help us form the final product. Join us for a post-show response session and then get a discount if you want to return and see the finished product during the regular run.

[2] There will be a Cubs game this evening at Wrigley Field. Please give yourself more time to arrive at the theater than you think is required. The ball park and the theater are less than one mile from each other and traffic will share many of the same streets.

[3] Press Opening

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