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Willistead ManorWillistead Manor, 1399 Niagara Street, is the setting for a Let’s Talk Theatre luncheon on September 26.

Luncheon a chance to discuss theatre troupe’s season opener

University Players will hold its first “Let’s Talk Theatre” luncheon of the season at Willistead Manor on Wednesday, September 26.

Director Lezlie Wade and Mike Stasko, a professor of communication, media, and film, will lead a wide-ranging discussion of the drama company’s first show of the season, Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play by Anne Washburn.

This dark and funny musical tale explores how the characters of today’s pop culture can slowly become larger-than-life myths of the future. A global catastrophe has knocked out power and survivors gather to rebuild their communities. As their minds turn to entertainment, they retell favourite episodes of The Simpsons animated television series; their stories evolve as they are passed down through generations.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and will feature a menu of chicken lentil soup, chicken stuffed with sundried tomato and spinach with white wine cream sauce, carrot purée and green beans, with a berry tart for dessert. Tickets are $45, available at www.universityplayers.com or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.