Shoestring Players shed light with 'Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play'

Published on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Shoestring Players perform a scene from

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Shoestring Players perform a scene from "Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play." Pictured are Kyle McIntyre as Bart Simpson,  Gabrielle Sassone as Marge Simpson, Jordan Montemayor as Lisa Simpson and John Gibbs as Homer Simpson. 







The University of South Carolina Upstate’s Shoestring Players will present “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” from March 1-4 in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center at 170 Gramling Drive on campus.

 The play by Anne Washburn centers on a post-apocalyptic future in which a group of survivors, missing the comfort of electronic entertainment, try to recreate an episode of the long-running TV — from memory. The three acts stretch over 75 years, tracing the evolution of the performance into a pageant.

 “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” will be performed at 8 p.m. March 1-4, with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. March 4. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $4 for students, faculty and staff, and may be purchased with cash or checks only. For more information, contact the box office at (864) 503-5695 or [email protected]. The box office is open from 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

 The cast includes: John Gibbs of Lyman, as Matt and Homer; Gabrielle Sassone of Tuscon, Ariz., as Jenny and Marge; Jordan Montemayor of Piedmont as Maria and Lisa; Najee Joyner of St. Stephen, S.C., as Sam and Nelson; Brigitte Staggs of Woodruff as Colleen and Chief Wiggham; Kyle McIntyre of Spartanburg as Gibson and Bart; Jillian Wain of Boiling Springs as Quincy and Edna; Gabe Troski of Boiling Springs as Troy McClure; John Marshall Branham of Sharon as Willy; McCray Earls of Lugoff as Apu; Dexter Simmons of Clinton as Flanders; Jenna Lawson of Spartanburg as Itchy; Hope Phillips of Boiling Springs as Scratchy; Ryan Thompson of Boiling Springs as Crusty; and Damion Deslaurier of Gaffney as Mr. Burns.




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