King of Rats

Author: Marina Shron

King of Rats

Description: A 10 year old boy comes of age in the house "with breathing walls" observing his family’s turbulent relationships that mirror Eastern Europe in war and transition.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 8/1/2012
Content Advisory: Some implied nudity, explicit language, inappropriate for children
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral

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Keywords: Adaptations · Brechtian · Comedy · Coming of Age · Death and the Afterlife · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Expressionism · Fantasy · Folklore and Legends · Hell · Mythology · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Philosophy · Postmodern · Romance · Surrealism/Absurdism · Verse

Original Production Information

King of Rats was originally produced by New Georges Theatre Company at Soho Rep, New York City, in May 1997 with the following cast and credits:

Old Man: David Greenspan
Lena: Mollie O'Mara
He: Frank Wood
Boy: Gary Browniee
Girl: Lia Chang
Friend/Woman: Randolph Curtis Rand

Directed by Vivian Sorenson
Set: Richard Dennis
Lights: Lenore Doxsee
Sound: Wayne Frost
Costumes: Rhonda Roper
Dramaturg: Maxine Kern
Assistant Director: Jennie Snyder
Production Manager: Catherine Davies