City Arts Magazine previews the design for ACT's production of Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play:
"Creating the world of Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play was a complicated process. The three-act play, now running at ACT Theatre, is set first in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe, where a group of survivors gathered around a campfire tries to recreate an episode of The Simpsons. Act two pushes seven years into the future, when these survivors are now performing Simpsons episodes as a touring theatre troupe; act three is set 75 years after that when the episode has taken on much, much greater cultural significance. Mr. Burns director (and ACT incoming artistic director) John Langs worked with scenic designer Matthew Smucker and costume designer Deb Trout (among many other talented designers and technicians) to bring this evolving, post-apocalyptic world to life."