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12 Peers Theater
Artistic Director: Vince Ventura 
Producing Artistic Director: Sara Fisher 
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Up Next at 12 Peers Theater

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play performs August 3-20 at The Studio Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning.

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play 
by Anne Washburn

Directed by Vince Ventura


August 3 - 20, 2017

A moving solo show and Pulitzer Prize Finalist


He's just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life—in that order. In his quest for salvation, he'll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row. Thom Pain (based on nothing) is one man's attempt to mythologize the loss of innocence we all experience when we shift, sometimes in a single moment, from child to adult.

Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future.


After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.


A paean to live theater, and 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.

Last Season at 12 Peers Theater

  • Nick Mitchell, Gayle Pazerski, and Sara Ashley Fisher in The Birds by Conor McPherson
    Nick Mitchell, Gayle Pazerski, and Sara Ashley Fisher in The Birds by Conor McPherson
  • Ingrid Sonnichsen in White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour
    Ingrid Sonnichsen in White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour
  • Nick Mitchell and Gayle Pazerski in The Birds by Conor McPherson
    Nick Mitchell and Gayle Pazerski in The Birds by Conor McPherson
Nick Mitchell, Gayle Pazerski, and Sara Ashley Fisher in The Birds by Conor McPherson
Nick Mitchell, Gayle Pazerski, and Sara Ashley Fisher in The Birds by Conor McPherson

12 Peers Theater's Mission


Founded in 2011, and taking their name from the Twelve Peers of Charlemagne, 12 Peers Theater
 is a 501(c)(3) organization operating in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.  12 Peers Theater's mission is to provide challenging and engaging theater through contemporary works exploring myth and cultural identity.

Upcoming Events

Friday, Aug 4 at 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 5 at 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday, Aug 6 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, Aug 10 at 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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