SFCC Theatre Arts to present ‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play’
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.
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).