Seattle Children's Theatre wraps ups its 2008-09 Mainstage Season with their 101st world premiere, I Was a Rat!, by Barbara Field, based on the book by Philip Pullman and directed by SCT Artistic Associate Rita Giomi.
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.