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For the first two acts of “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play,” leaves cover the floor of the Stieren Theatre’s stage. The clearing of the leaves at the start of act three signifies to the audience that the play is about to change. The apocalyptic fog covering the first two acts has lifted in the fictional 75-year time jump between act two and act three, revealing the mythologized donut from both “The Simpsons” and Trinity Theatre’s marketing...

In the theatre department’s latest production, a mysterious electric fallout has ended modern life as we know it, yet “The Simpsons” — America’s longest-running animated show and the new bedrock of post-apocalyptic civilization — endures. “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” debuts Feb. 16 in the Stieren Theatre. The play, written by modern playwright Anne Washburn and first premiered in 2012, is supposed to incorporate a lot of modern elements into the show, reaching out to a wide...