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By Andrew Becker
The Carolinian

What would you do without electricity?

A simple question. No more lights, no more computers or internet, no social-media, no more televised news or entertainment. Total blackout. Perhaps you’ve experienced such a thing for a short time, sure; but forever?

Such a world is the one imagined by Ann Washburn in “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play” where, after some irreversible failure of our technology, humanity must look back at itself in darkness and reimagine their forms of self-expression as well as their means of self-preservation.

“Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play,” directed by USC Upstate’s Lee Neibert and performed by Upstate’s own Shoestring players, plays March 1-3 at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4th, will also show a 3 p.m. matinee.

The price of a general admission is $8; tickets are $4 for Upstate faculty and students with I.D.

Don’t miss what’s sure to be an electrifying performance.