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‘Mr. Burns’: A wildly inventive dark comedy that’s worth the d’oh

‘Mr. Burns’: A wildly inventive dark comedy that’s worth the d’oh

Mr. Burns / Joan Marcus

Mr. Burns / Joan Marcus

Playwright Anne Washburn elevates The Simpsons to the level of myth — how Homeric! — in her ingenious dark comedy Mr. Burns, which is set in a dystopican future that owes much to Stephen King’s The Stand. But what interests Washburn most is the way we tell stories, and remember stories, and how those narratives shift and change in the retelling. Check out my B+ review on EW.com

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