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Fri. Jan. 20 - 7:30 pm
Sat. Jan. 21 - 11 am
Sat. Jan. 21 - 3 pm
Sun. Jan. 22 - 2 pm
Fri. Jan. 27 - 7:30 pm* SOLD OUT
Sat. Jan. 28 - 11 am
Sat. Jan. 28 - 3 pm
Sun. Jan. 29 - 2 pm
Fri. Feb. 3 - 7:30 pm
Sat. Feb. 4 - 3 pm**
Sun. Feb. 5 - 2 pm
Sat. Feb. 4 - 11 am
Kerry L. Chipman
Costume Shop Manager
House Carpenter/Deck Chief
Costume First Hands
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By Mary Norton
Adapted for the stage by Charles Way
Jan. 20-Feb. 5, 2012 • McColl Family Theatre
Front Orchestra $24 / General Section $18
Under the floor boards, Arrietty Clock and her parents, Homily and Pod, live a quiet little life. Tucked away in their cozy home decorated with dollhouse furniture, they survive by “borrowing” what they need from the “human beans” who live above them. But life is too quiet if you ask Arrietty, a typical tween yearning to experience the grown-up world for herself. When the Clocks’ hiding place is discovered, they must venture into the giant universe outside, and Arrietty gets a bigger adventure than she bargained for. This inventive adaptation of Mary Norton’s beloved book transports audiences to a delightful new world.
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Music used in this production is courtesy of
Siesta Records and The Magic Whispers.
Two Acts • For Ages 7+/Grades 2+
Best enjoyed by Elementary and Middle School ages
Target Family Time Performance: Friday, Jan. 27, 7:30 pm
Buy one get one free!*
language performance for
hearing impaired on Sat., Feb. 4, 3 pm**
" ... delivers big entertainment
... a charming, absorbing
Children's Theatre production."
- Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing
"... enchanting offering ... that will resonate with kids of all ages ... Both boys and girls will love the show's deft mix of action (fight scenes! menacing animals!) and cozy domestic scenes, tied together by a strong girl protagonist. Borrow a kid - if you need to -
and go see it."
- Julie Reed Bell, The Charlotte Observer
"... a delightful production
not to be missed. Take your children,
and the little person inside you
will be grateful as well."
- Ann Marie Oliva, ARTS a la mode
"...their production design was AMAZING. The creativity and imagination of the designers brought the book to life right before our eyes. My kids L-O-V-E-D the set and thought the way the Borrowers interacted with the human boy was (in their own words) 'so cool'.”
- Cheryl Perry, charlottesmartypants.com
"Cinema has a huge advantage over theater when it comes to special effects, green screens, computer enhancements, and 3D ... but I would rather watch 'The Borrowers' performed by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte than see a big screen children’s box office hit. This story has adventure, laughter, and history told only the way that you could truly enjoy on the stage."
- Kelly Yale, modernparentonline.com
Executive Producing Partner