MUSKET AND THE RAT
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Friday, Jan. 3, 8 pm
Sat, Jan 04 – Sat, Jan 18
Sun.Jan.5 7 pm
Thurs Jan.9, 8 pm
Fri Jan. 10, 8 pm
Sat., Jan. 11, 8 pm
Thur. Jan 16, 8 pm
Fri., Jan 17, 8 pm
Sat. Jan 18, 8 pm
Special Show Info
Running time: 90 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
Strong language. One explicit scene.
The Arena Stage @Theatre of Arts
(formally Egyptian Arena Theatre)
1625 N. Las Palmas Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Special Theatre Info
The theatre has concessions.
REVIEWS: " ‘Musket and the Rat’ is a sharply written and beautifully crafted play. … It’s tough but pure and the performances are absolutely excellent … bravo!
“An edgy and hard-hitting drama … Masterly directed by Simon Lees.”
-- Accessibility Live
THE PLAY: A compelling, unsettling, witty SUSPENSE-FILLED drama where truth and reality intersect in a world of heroin dealing and addiction.
THE STORY: Musket Cherry is a young woman living in the basement of her deadbeat mother’s house in Chicago. She sells heroin to support them whenever she’s not smoking pot on the couch with her best friend, Gay Stevie.
The only good things in her life are her younger brother, Weso, and her man, Billy. Weso gets thrown in jail on a trumped-up charge and Billy gets jumped by a rival dealer who steals the bail money. Musket embarks on an odyssey of violence and revenge that ends in unexpected shock & tragedy.
"Every piece of fabric that's been woven into this story has come from pain, suffering and experience," says playwright Sammy Horowitz. "Every single one of these characters were inspired by people I've known in my life."