Every story ends on a dark and raging river.
In a not-so-distant future where the grid has failed, society has crumbled, and memories can no longer be stored on hard drives, a group of survivors come together to recreate their vanished world through the life-affirming act of telling stories under the stars. A love letter to live theater, and a hymn of survival and resilience (sung by America’s unlikeliest hero, Bart Simpson!), Mr. Burns is an exhilarating exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
Cast & Creative
The cast for Mr. Burns will include Kimberly Chatterjee*, Kayla Coleman*, Erin DespanieCC, Zachary Fine*, Zoë GoslinCC, Merritt Janson*, Lauren Karaman*, Sean McNall*, Emily Ota*, Will Ormsby CaryCC, Luis Quintero*, Britney Nicole Simpson*, Destini StewartCC, and Roman Alec TrevinoCC.
Mr. Burns will feature scenic design by Peiyi Wong, costume design by Kathleen Doyle, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, sound design by Darron West, and prop design by Samantha Shoffner. Orlando Pabotoy serves as choreographer/fight choreographer, Kimiye Corwin will serve as the “chart hits” choreographer, and Saul Nache will be the music director. Julia Bates* will be the production stage Manager, and Janelle Caso* will serve as the stage manager.
Both scary and sweet, funny but dead serious, unique and wonderfully theatrical.Time Magazine
Gregory, Lady Montague, Friar John (R&J); Colleen, Lisa, Marge (BURNS)
Merritt is thrilled to be working with HVSF this summer. Devoted to developing new work, Merritt has originated roles in Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine, Robert Woodruff’s Notes From Underground and Autumn…
Nurse (R&J); Jenny, First F.B.I. Agent, Marge, Itchy (BURNS)
Lauren is delighted to make her HVSF debut! Off-Broadway: The Belle’s Stratagem (Red Bull Theater) Film: Release (Amazon), Duvar (Diversity in Cannes Official Select) Television: Catch Lauren as Kinsley in…
Abraham, Peter, 1st Nightwatchman (R&J); Shades of Springfield Chorus, Ensemble (BURNS)
Will is absolutely cheesed to be making his HVSF debut! A Brooklyn-based actor and musician, Will most recently wrapped shooting on the short film, Sanguine Father, and on an upcoming…
Balthasar (R&J); Shades of Springfield Chorus, Ensemble (BURNS)
Destini is a graduate of Emerson College and an alum of the Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Musical Theater Institute! Some of her previous credits include Ragtime (Sarah u/s, Sarah’s Friend…