Author: Gerhart Hauptmann
Directed by: Andrea Berth
The Rats is a stage drama in five acts by Gerhart Hauptmann. Set in Berlin, ‘The Rats’ begins with a personal state of emergency: Heavily pregnant servant girl Pauline Pipercarcka seeks refuge in the attic which theatre manager Harro Hassenreuter uses as a props room. Here Pauline hopes to secretly give birth – with Mrs. John’s assistance. But nothing goes according to plan.