The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

Adapted from the original book by Timothy Basil Ering
Adapted for the stage by Emily E. Coalson with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Directed by Sean T. Cawelti

Based on the book The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy Basil Ering and featuring giant puppets, video projections and original songs! In a world made of cement lives a very special Boy, with a singular wish to find treasure. Amidst heaping piles of trash he finds a treasure box containing specks that could change the world forever, but only if he can unite with his new friends Rat, Rabbit and Fruit Fly. A special visitor appears called Frog Belly Rat Bone who protects the specks and in doing so teaches everyone the power of friendship.

Produced by special arrangement with Candlewick Press.


Praise for the original book:
New England Book Show, Juvenile Category Winner
New York Book Show, Children’s Trade Hardcover Winner
Nick Jr. Family Magazine “Best Books of the Year”

Special Thanks

Thanks to Target for sponsoring Frog Belly performances at elementary schools in Southern California.

Additional Credits

Puppet Design
Joyce Hutter, Sean T. Cawelti
Scenic Design
Katie Polebaum
Music Composed by
Tyler Stamets and John Nobori
Sound Design
John Nobori
Costume Design
Kerry Hennessy
Video Design
Brian White and Sean T. Cawelti

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone is produced by Rogue Artists Ensemble and is made possible by the generosity of countless Rogue Supporters.