Chato's Kitchen - Field Trip

By Mark Valdez, based on the book by Gary Soto

Grades K-6

Field Trip: Oct. 31 - Nov. 26, 2019

Tues - Fri Mornings.

Location: Herberger Theater Center

Price: $10 per person, Field Trip Plus: $14 per student

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Gary Soto’s hilarious book comes to life in this charming new play about Chato, the coolest low-riding cat in the barrio. When a family of ratoncitos, or little mice, moves in next door, Chato invites them over for dinner. What they don’t know is that they are on the menu! But things don’t go quite as planned for Chato. The mice bring a surprise guest of their own who may be more than this cool cat can swallow. 


RUNTIME: 60 minutes (includes 10 min talk back)


Questions? Contact Sonia Rodriguez Wood at


*Please note: Play titles and performance dates are subject to change.