Help LML's MR BURNS be excellent!
Little Mountain Lion Productions is a Vancouver-based, not-for-profit theatre company. Our mandate explores the overlap between film, literature and theatre. We bring in new audiences to theatre by bridging these gaps; and while doing so, we create opportunities for emerging artists.
We've been bringing daring, exciting plays to life for the last 5 years – and in April 2018, we're bringing our biggest and most exciting production yet to life.
We're happy to bring Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play to the stage in its Vancouver Premiere, coming in April 2018. We're working with TheatreWire , a one-stop shop for local independent theatre happenings, to bring in audiences from around the Lower Mainland.
This funny, engaging, insightful play is a treat for anyone with nostalgia for the golden age of family TV time, and also those curious about what live entertainment may look like a century after the fall of civilization as we know it. ￼ About Mr. Burns: What happens to pop culture after the fall of human civilization? What about 7 years after the fall? Or even 75 years? Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, endeavours to find out.
After nuclear power plants across North America go critical, a small group of survivors gather in the woods and begin to recount an episode of The Simpsons. Over the course of the play’s three acts - and three-quarters of a century timespan - casual storytelling evolves into theatre, theatre evolves into ritual, and the pop culture of the 90's evolves into myth and legend for a post-apocalyptic, post-electric world.
All funds raised will go directly to author royalties, venue rental fees, actor fees, building costs, insurance rates, designer fees, supplies and materials for the upcoming production. This campaign is meant to supplement all funds we raise at local fundraisers, as well as any grants we receive.
Thank you for your time and for considering making a donation. And thank you for believing in independent, local theatre.
Praise for the show: “Anne Washburn’s hypnotic, sly and fiendishly insinuating Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play ... does the improbable: It makes the end of civilization seem like the perfect time to create glowing objects of wonder and beauty.” —Time Out New York.
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
Written by Anne Washburn
Produced by Little Mountain Lion Productions
Playing April 3 - 21 at Studio 1398 in Vancouver, BC
Jenny - Keara Barnes
Matt - Graham Coffeng
Sam - Matt Montgomery
Colleen - Liz Kirkland
Quincy - Stephanie Izsak
Gibson - Douglas Ennenberg
Maria - CJ McGillivray
Producers - Mark Ferns, Matt Clarke, and Johnny Hamilton
Director - Madelyn Osborne
Composer/Musical Director - Katerina Gimon
Stage Manager - Diana Bartosh
Production Manager - Matt Clarke
Production Coordinator - Mark Ferns
Production Design - Johnny Hamilton
Set Design - Heipo Leung
Lighting Design - Jono Kim
Costume Design - Melicia Zaini
Mask Design - Sarah Elizabeth
Sound Design - Matt Clarke
Props - Caitlin Main
Assistant Stage Manager - Olivia Etey
Assistants to the Director - Dayna Hoffmann, Madelaine Walker
Assistant Music Director - Gizelle Rocha
Publicity - Julia Siedlanowska
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Hello supporters! Thanks so much for responding to our call to action with such open hearts and such generous donations. From after we received our first donation to now where we sit over a third of the way funded, we truly feel our hearts swell with the support of the community. Thank you to the people we know, and to the people we don't who just believe theatre in Vancouver deserves something great, original, and altogether inspiring. Big news and follow ups to come!