1994: Revenger Rat Meets the Merchant of Death

Spring of 1997, Tour: CA High Schools

Written by Joan Holden, Ellen Callas, Nina Siegal & Karim Scarlata
Music by Bruce Barthol & Dred Scott
Lyrics by Bruce Barthol
Directed by Dan Chumley

REVENGER RAT featured Rebecca Klingler, Giselle Garcia, Victor Toman,
Michael Gene Sullivan, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro & Ed Holmes
and band members Spencer Allen, Claudia Page & Dred Scott

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Poster Design: Spain Rodriguez

Struggling project-born comix artist Neville despairs: will he ever find a publisher for his alter ego character "Revenger Rat," a giant mutant rat who eats lying politicians and other purveyors of untruth? A tobacco company publicist sniffs out Revenger Rat as the perfect image to boost the teen smoking market, and makes Neville an offer he can't resist--she'll get his comix published and distributed across the nation, if he'll make one tiny little change: in each frame, Revenger must be smoking a Duke cigarette. Neville takes the bait, comix sales soar as Revenger clobbers the authorities, and tens of thousands of young teenage comix fans take up smoking.
Production Photo
Lydia Gutsharp has an itch scratched by L.B.
Photographer: Neil Robert Miller
Pictured: (l-r) Monica Sanchez, Ed Holmes

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