If our current way of life were to be suddenly wiped out, what traditions from the past would survivors hold on to? Playwright Anne Washburn explores this scenario in Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, which imagines that, of all things, Bart Simpson would become a vital part of the new society’s mythology. Steve Cosson directs the Playwrights Horizons production, with music by Michael Friedman.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Starts: Aug. 23. Continues through Oct. 20, 2013