By MARY NORTON, adapted for the stage by CHARLES WAY
Directed by WHIT MACLAUGHLIN
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
December 1, 2010 - January 30, 2011
Meet Arrietty. She’s your typical tween yearning to experience the grown-up world. Only
difference? She and her tiny family live on doll house furniture under the floorboards. When their home is discovered, they are forced into the giant universe outside and Arrietty gets a bigger adventure than she bargained for.
Most enjoyed by families with children ages 5 and older.
Photos feature Arden Theatre Company's production of The Borrowers. Photos by Mark Garvin and Leigh Goldenberg.
“Sweet and clever...one adventure after another” –The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A rollicking adventure… suspenseful and fun.” –City Paper
“With an engaging cast and comical dialogue, The Borrowers
brings childhood fantasies to life.” –Uwishunu
] –KYW Newsradio
In the News–
says “Take a little time for Arden Theatre's The Borrowers
[Clips & Interview
NBC10 News Wake Up Call
[Dec 24 (featuring the entire cast)
[Dec 30 (featuring the Clock family actors)
[Jan 4 (featuring the actors from above the floorboards)
Parents are Saying–
“I was particularly pleased with the multi-cultural cast of characters...A diverse cast really lends itself to the underlying theme of the story: trying to find your place in a world that's not your own. My 5 year old daughter was engaged ... which prompted her to ask questions, care about the characters, wonder how it all works, all while hearing a positive message.” –Raising Global Kids
[Listen to this parent discuss the play with her daughter.
“To say we loved it would be an understatement! I want to go back and watch it again, I loved every second of it!!!” –DelcoPAMoms
“The acting was great and the story-line was captivating. The best part was the curiosity that followed… truly a wonderful way to introduce your child to the live arts” –PhillyParentCircle
“Perfect for children just starting to experience theater! I highly
recommend this show!” –GirlyMama.com