Contemporaneous Extension

Storytelling Salvation
August 15, 2013, 12:05 pm
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Discovered the play, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, through M.U.G and am absolutely enamored with the idea. In a post-apocalyptic world, playwright Anne Washburn implies that perhaps the myths we’ve subscribed to in the modern day will ultimately mold the future. Tim Sanford, artistic director of Playwrights Horizons, explains:

“…what is surprising and subversive and ultimately idealistic about the play is that the importance of the disaster context here is simply to raise the stakes of the story.  That’s what I mean about turning it inside out:  Anne’s premise posits sweetly and fiercely that in our time of greatest duress, our stories—our art—become more important than ever, literally the key to our survival.”

The play runs August 23 through October 6 at the Playwrights Horizons theatre.


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