"The Borrowers" is a fantastic tale, something which could not possibly be true.
It's about a family of five-inch-tall people who live under the floor of an old house. They're constantly venturing into the outside world, and "borrowing" things they find; things which become part of their everyday lives.
It's how they live.
At the same time, "the Borrowers" is a very real story about a teenage girl grappling with coming of age. She's challenged by her parents' constraints and wants to explore the world that they would protect her from.
It's the annual winter children's production at the Arden Theatre Company, located at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia. The show runs through January 30th.
Whit MacLaughlin directs the story written by Mary North and adapted for the stage by Charles Way.
The Arden is underwritten by sponsorship grants from PECO Energy and Target.
For more information or to order tickets, phone (215) 922-1122, or visit their website, http://www.ardentheatre.org