Edward partially based her comedy on the experiences of Mayor Rudolph Guiliani's actual "rat czar." Not based on a real figure, however, is El Raton, a half-rat half-human creature who plans to lead the city's rodents out of the sewers and onto the street. The beast's evil plan includes shipping Gotham's human population to New Jersey. In response, the rat czar calls out the National Guard and unleashes nightly spraying of a deadly rat-killing toxin. Jonathan Silverstein direct. The cast features Damian Baldet, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Richard Canzano, Glenn Fleshler, Tamala Horbianski, Polly Humpheys, Brian Sgambati, Kevin Townley.
Rats plays at Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher Street (Between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Tickets are $15. For information, visit www.FringeNYC.org or call (212) 279-4488.