Arts & Leisure

‘Mr. Burns’ helps us understand the impulse to create

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STUDENTS Kendall Schilling, Phoebe Davis, Sajia Yaqouby, Kylie Crow and Cheryl Engmann worked with props designer and alum Noah Mease for the upcoming production of “Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play” by Anne Washburn. Alex Draper is directing this performance that will take place in Wright Memorial Theater beginning May 5. Independent photo/Steve James

When we think “theater” we often first visualize great actors or singers, or perhaps period costumes or directors, but what about the lamp, the mirror, the rug, the tissues, the hat, suitcase, binoculars, apple, mask…. you know, the props.

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