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Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

For those who, like me, had never heard of this play prior to doing it, Mr. Burns is a play that follows a group of people after a nuclear apocalypse. Set in 3 different time zones, a few months, a few years, and then 70 years after the event, we follow a group of people as they go from sitting around a campfire, to a traveling show, to a large scale musical. While the show was great fun to work on, it presented a lot of challenges as I found myself often wanting to do too much for the Director's prop-lite vision. It worked out in the end though, and a strange, wonderful world emerged by the end of the process.

A holdup in Act 1. Each weapon is an airsoft pellet gun converted to be non-firing.

Burns Car.PNG

Burns Car.PNG

A collaborative effort with the rest of the crew, the "Car" for Act Two was able to be danced upon while other performers moved it in any direction. A combination of pipes and actual car parts.

Mr. Burns threatens a tied up Bart with a knife as Itchy and Scratchy watch in the third act.

Closeup of Mr. Burn's Knife. A modified Halloween store knife with a handmade leather sheath.

A Before (Below) and After (Above) of the modifications a Halloween store bamboo cane went through to become Mr. Burns' acid burned walking cane. The cane went through several steps of sanding, burning, and staining to produce the desired effect.

Hello I'm Troy McClure! A post-apocalyptic newscaster needs a microphone after all.

Troy McClure's mic was cobbled together from random things I found around the shop including some PVC pipe, wire mesh, and even a doorknob.

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