River Rat and Cat

Children’s Theatre Workshop’s Touring Company presents

River Rat and Cat

By Y York

Produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing

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.

CTW recommends River Rat and Cat for audiences 4-9 years old–and their adults!

Join us for FREE public performances at the Ohio Theatre!
November 28, 2021  2:00 pm
December 19, 2021  2:00 pm 

Or 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


Bring River Rat and Cat to your school or organization!

River Rat and Cat can tour to your school, classroom, or other group! Tours are $80 for one performance or $150 for two performances.

Maximum number of audience members is 50 people.
River Rat and Cat runs about 45 minutes and is available to book Mon-Fri 9:00 am-4:00 pm, September-December 2021.

River Rat and Cat Touring Request

CTW’s Touring Program is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.