Arts and Culture

Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play

Posted on: Wed 26 Apr 2017

From predicting Trump’s presidency to puncturing political moments and more, The Simpsons has become a cultural force to be reckoned with.

While some may question the quality of the later seasons, one cannot deny that the show’s greatest moments have gained a strange sense of omnipotence and omnipresence over the years… Turning the Simpsons into a kind of religion for some.

Presented by the State Theatre Company and Belvoir, “Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play” explores this idea of The Simpsons becoming a religion in a post-apocalyptic world. The play “revolves around the Simpsons but its not a play of the Simpsons…it’s the way that a group of survivors deal with a great loss through the Simpsons.”

Jennie Lenman caught up with actors Brent Hill and Ezra Juanta to find out more about the show and the cultural impact of the Simpsons.

The show runs from April 22-May 13 2017. For tickets, click here.

Produced by Jennie Lenman

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