River Rat and Cat is designed for ages 4-9 and their adults! River Rat and Cat is approximately 45 minutes long.
Join us for FREE public performances at the libraries!
January 20, 2022 4:00 pm Maumee Branch
January 22, 2022 3:00 pm Washington Branch
February 2, 2022 4:00 pm Toledo Heights
February 5, 2022 2:00 pm Heatherdowns
February 7, 2022 6:00 pm Oregon Branch
February 14, 2022 6:00 pm Sylvania Branch
February 15, 2022 4:00 pm Birmingham
February 19, 2022 11:00 am Main Library – Children’s
February 21, 2022 6:00 pm Point Place
River Rat and Cat Cast and Crew:
Maddie Hickey: Cat
Emma Bozanich: River Rat
Lorna Patterson: Dale Beaver
Directed by Trina Friedberg
No one has ever understood the mysterious friendship of River Rat and Cat. From the day fastidious River Rat hauled a drowning sodden Cat from a sinking basket (thinking Cat was some unique collectible), all of the river creatures have been dismayed by the camaraderie of this unlikely duo. Cat proved to be imaginative, grand, fussy and thoroughly needy, while Rat is material, practical and thoroughly self-reliant. Lately, Rat has become frazzled by Cat’s demands and has undertaken a program to make Cat more self-sufficient. However, Cat is determined to remain a pampered feline.
Unbeknownst to River Rat and Cat, their downstream neighbor, Dale Beaver, has cast an eye on the one remaining tree, a tree currently owned by River Rat and inhabited by Cat. Beaver needs this tree if the Dale Beaver Dam is to remain the tallest on the river. Beaver must break up this friendship so that Rat will evict Cat. It’s a Keystone Kops kind of komedy for kids and their kin.