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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play 

When: Oct. 22-Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. 2015
Price: $5-$20

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

MANBITES DOG THEATER, DURHAM

THURSDAY, OCT. 22–SATURDAY, NOV. 7

Anthropologists have noted that some stories get bigger as they're repeated and passed down. Over time, the most significant turn into archetypes. Centuries or millennia later, a hunter who saves his people is ultimately called Orion the Hunter, the bear he slew, Ursa Major. In the first act of playwright Anne Washburn's 2012 theatrical thought experiment, a group of Northern Californian apocalypse survivors pass a dark night in the near-future remembering and retelling an old episode of The Simpsons. By the final act, 75 years later, the memories of a cartoon on a distantly remembered device called television have assumed a very different form and purpose. Artistic director Jeff Storer directs an ensemble including Marcia Edmundson, Derrick Ivey, Carly Prentis Jones and Julie Oliver in Manbites Dog Theater's season opener. 7:30 p.m. Weds.–Sat. (except Sat. Oct. 31) and Sun. Nov. 1; 2 p.m. Sun. Oct. 25 and Sat. Oct. 31, $5–$25, 703 Foster St., Durham, 919-682-3343, www.manbitesdogtheater.org. —Byron Woods

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