Written by Michael Gene Sullivan, Bruce Barthol, and Ellen Callas
Music by Jason Sherbundy and Bruce Barthol
Lyrics by Bruce Barthol
Directed by Dan Chumley
EATING IT featured Velina Brown, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Amos Glick, Ed Holmes, Michael Gene Sullivan, and Victor Toman.
And band members Alex Budman, Mark Latimer & Jason Sherbundy
It is science fiction satire set in the immediate future. Protagonists Synthia and Isaac Albright are genetic engineers, and creators of Super Corn, a genetically enhanced vegetable. The patent on Super Corn has made them famous and garnered them the full support of a corporation "BobCo". Now Synthia is working on an even more powerful seed, one she hopes will end world hunger, and Isaac knows will make them wealthy. The new seed seems to offer an extraordinary opportunity for good and enormous profit, but before it is to be released at the World Food Conference, Synthia is having second thoughts about its impact on the environment. With protestors in the streets, the President preparing to become "the man who fed the world," and the CEO from BobCo controlling events for his economic advantage, a mysterious Old Man arrives desperate to stop Synthia from releasing Super Corn. Is he some Luddite nut? Or is he really from the future where the world has been ravaged by mutant plants, genetic contamination, and reduced to a barren wasteland? Will Synthia believe him? And why does he look so much like Isaac?
Poster by Spain Rodriguez