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 time span, 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.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.sfccmo.edu/the-arts, by calling the Box Office or emailing tickets@sfccmo.edu. Wheelchair seating is available upon request.

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

In the photo: State Fair Community College students featured in the Theatre Arts Oct. 2-6 performances of “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” in Stauffacher Theatre are (clockwise from lower left) Tessa Luechtefeld (Lisa Simpson), Alyce Wilson (Marge Simpson), Tehya Robinson (Itchy), Aern Goodwin (Mr. Burns), Cody Jones (Scratchy), Ben Brewer (Homer Simpson), and Torrie Shelly (Bart Simpson).