Concluding Oct. 20
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons). With music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman, the cast of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play features Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Gibson Frazier, Susannah Flood, Matthew Maher, Nedra McClyde, Jennifer R. Morris, Colleen Werthmann and Sam Breslin Wright. "What will endure when the cataclysm arrives — when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we're faced with the task of rebuilding?" press notes ask. "Anne Washburn's imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. A paean to live theater, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another." Visit PlaywrightsHorizons.org.
The Old Friends (Off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center). The Signature Theatre Company production of Horton Foote's The Old Friends, starring Tony winner Betty Buckley, Tony nominee Hallie Foote and Tony nominee Lois Smith, is directed by Michael Wilson. "Matriarch Mamie Borden and the remaining members of two longtime Texas farming families await a visit from Mamie's son Hugo and his wife Sybil," press notes state. "When Sybil arrives with alarming news, old friends on opposing sides must confront the issues surrounding legacy, loyalty, and the meaning of happiness that have hounded them for generations." Visit SignatureTheatre.org.