A Mouse Who Knows Me
Thurs-Fri at 8 pm. Through Nov 17.
Annex Theatre, 1100 E Pike St
“This science-fiction musical about a lab where newly minted Ph.Ds try to tweak t-cells to ‘humanize' mice sets up its central conflict in the chorus of the first song: ‘there is no love in/lab-ora-to-ries/science fails at/romantic stories.’ While the researchers compete with each other for the attention of their celebrity figurehead, one new doctor and her newly sentient mouse develop a mutual affection bordering on attraction. Meanwhile, some less intelligent but more aggressive mice plot a revolution, the military-industrial complex comes sniffing around, and blood is eventually spilled. The musical is of the Rocky Horror and Little Shop of Horrors lineage—light and sweet, despite its bloody deaths, and not particularly challenging.” (Brendan Kiley)
1100 E Pike St
Seattle, WA, 98122