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Theatre Express!
The Borrowers

MARCH 7, 2022

Performed by Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga

Theatre Express is a performance of a play based on a children's book and is free to all Hamilton Co. 4th grade classes.  

Southern Lit Alliance is proud to present the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's performance of The Borrowers. This is funded as part of ArtsBuild's Imagine program which shares different art forms each year to elementary schools.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, the play is presented as a virtual field trip. Additionally, there are two companion lesson plans for your class.  


About The Borrowers

The Borrowers, based on the beloved children's book by Mary Norton,  is a fantasy play that details the under-the-floorboards lifestyle of the Clock family, where the miniature creatures live in quiet secrecy, away from human eyes. The Clock family survives by "borrowing" from the humans who live above in an old English farmhouse. They use their spools of thread as dining tables and their toothpaste caps as drinking cups. That is until the explorative only child Arrietty is spotted by the humans.  The Clocks are then forced to escape the only place they’ve ever called home and traverse the expansive world on their own. As they struggle to survive, they make new friends and learn that the world might not be as scary of a place as it seems.

Contact Lynda LeVan at 423-777-4221 or for more information.

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