Will Dystopia Be A Cartoon?

UCSB Theater and Dance Department has a penchant for cutting edge theatrical productions and Anne Washburn’s “Mr. Burns, A Post-electric Play” certainly fits that m.o. to a tee. Time traveling form a post-apocalyptic campground whose denizens recall a much loved episode of the Simpsons TV show, forward to a theatrical re-staging of it as a musical 82 years in the future, this is a bizarre trip. Under the direction of faculty member Tom Witaker, the ready-for-anything troupe of very talented student actors romped thru this many layered fantasy with great spirit and fun, adding just the right amount of camp befitting a tribute to the potential timelessness to the adventures of the redoubtable Bart.