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.