...despite the show's pervasive humor, director Jeff Storer understands the dread underneath Washburn's darkly comedic script. Storer is an expert manipulator, tapping into the primal fears we have as humans about what happens when we no longer have what has become a basic necessity of life: electricity. But what if something worse than what has already happened, happens? What can be worse than no electricity?
Directed by Jeff Storer, an expansive humanist, Mr. Burns pokes at the questions of how we remember; what we do with memories shared by the culture at large; how memory, stripped down to a series of iconic essentials, becomes mythic; and even hints at Platonic forms in these myths made by us humans on our Homerian epic journey through time.