Sedalia, Missouri – The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts program will present the dark comedy “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” Oct. 2-6 in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.
After an epidemic has reduced the population and nuclear plant meltdowns have brought down the electric grid, a group of survivors gathered around a fire begins to recount an episode of “The Simpsons.” Over the course of the play’s three acts and three-quarters of a century timespan, the casual story telling that began around that campfire evolves into theatre, theater into ritual, and one “Simpsons” episode evolves into a myth and legend for a post-apocalyptic world.
“Mr. Burns,” written by Anne Washburn, debuted in May 2012 and was nominated for the 2014 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway play.
Regular performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-5; admission on Oct. 2 is a donation and is $8 for all other performances. Tickets are $18 for the Oct. 5 dinner theatre in the Stauffacher lobby; dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The dinner theatre menu is available by calling the Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A matinée will be presented at 2 p.m.Oct. 6. Anyone 60 or older may reserve free tickets for the matinée.
SFCC students and employees receive free admission, and cost of the dinner theatre for them is $10. Special group rates are available for both regular performances and dinner theatre.
Cast and Production Crew
Matt/Homer 1/Scratchy – Cody Jones, Harrisonville
Jenny/Marge/Lisa 2 – Tessa Luechtefeld, Warrensburg
Maria/second FBI agent/Itchy – Tehya Robinson, Kansas City, Missouri
Colleen/first FBI agent/Marge 2 – Alyce Wilson, Eldon
Sam/Bart 1/Mr. Burns – Aren Goodwin, Warrensburg
Gibson/husband/Sideshow Bob/Homer 2 – Ben Brewer, Strafford
Quincy/wife/Bart 2 – Torrie Shelly, Warrensburg
Edna – Emily Gray, California, Missouri
Troy Mclure – Max Anderson, Huntsville, Alabama
Apu – Dakota Swain, Lowry City
Nelson – Holden Childress, Urbana
Willie – Allison Hayes, Macon
Director – Kristen Henning, SFCC adjunct instructor
Assistant Director/Sound Board Operator/Set Construction – Garrett Hight, Oak Grove
House Manager – Meredith Pruitt, Cole Camp
Stage Manager – Kimberly Ransdell, Lincoln
Promotion/Publicity – Faith Ehlers, Otterville; Brewer; Childress
Dance Captain – Josh Barner, Lee’s Summit
Fight Choreography – Swain
Set Construction – Noah Summit, Warrensburg; Jones; Robinson; Wilson; Brewer; Shelly; Gray; Swain; Denver Montgomery, La Monte; Nikki Madole, Clinton; Kya Kampe, Warrensburg; Taylor Ireland, California, Missouri; Taylor Winfrey, Marshall; Ransdell; Ashtyn Parkey, La Monte; Gary Penny, St. Louis
Sound Design – Hayes
Light Board Operator – Parkey
Costume Construction – Montgomery; Sara Stansbury, Mary’s Home; LaTasha Herron, Marshall; Kennedy Keele; Sedalia; Marissa Koebel, La Monte; Wilson
Costume Shop Manager – Angelicia Ward, Sedalia; Lueschtefeld
Hair/Makeup Crew – Ward, Luechtefeld
Props Master – Maquinnlyn Ferking, Fayette
Chorus – Ferking, Montgomery, Ward, Ireland, Winfrey
Run Crew – Madole, Kampe