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About The Toxic Avenger: The Musical

Rorschach Theatre’s first musical follows Melvin Ferd the Third, who is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, a superhero hell-bent on cleaning up America. A seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark, he’s out to end global warming, woo the blind librarian in town, and save the world. Based on the cult classic Troma film, "The Toxic Avenger!," with music by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan and directed by Helen Hayes Award Winner Tracy Olivera, this show will be like nothing you’ve ever seen!

Classic B-movie tropes of monsters-run-amok, star-crossed lovers and comically evil politicians collide with an 80’s Hair Band Rock aesthetic to tell a tale that’s both gruesome and glorious. With a set design by Pointless Theatre Company’s Patti Kalil and video design by 9:30 Club VJ and American University professor Kylos Brannon, audiences will be immersed in the sights and sounds of the most polluted town in New Jersey: “If the pollution doesn’t kill you, the aroma will.”

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2 hours (Inc. Intermission)

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Rorschach Theatre at the Silver Spring Black Box

8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

1/31 - 3/1

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