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I Was a Rat!

Written by Barbara Field
Based on the story by Philip Pullman

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    In a similar vein as Wicked or The Ugly Stepsister, I Was a Rat! shows us a different perspective on a well-traveled tale. Poor little Roger (even rat-boys need proper names) has nowhere to turn. Luckily, Bob the cobbler and his wife, Joan, have a warm home and welcoming hearts. If only Roger were able to stay out of trouble long enough to enjoy them. He even manages to get thrown in jail for being a dreaded sewer monster! Thank goodness, the Princess arrives in time to straighten the whole mess out, and return Roger to his new home and loving family.

    Philip Pullman, author
    Barbara Field, playwright
    65 pgs. 3 female, 4 male
    Originally produced in Seattle Children's Theatre’s 2008-09 season
    Run Time: 62 minutes
    Audience Recommendation: 5+

    Click HERE to request a performance license.

    “Barbara Field’s masterful adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novel neatly retains the fun of Pullman’s premise without letting his satirical and other ‘big issue’ elements overweight the story.” – Examiner, WA

    Click »here for a PDF excerpt. (Adobe Acrobat is required)

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