Ten San Diego Junior Theatre students are bringing to life the classic 1952 story of “The Borrowers,” February 8-17 at Roosevelt Middle School, 3366 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92103. Shows are scheduled for Fridays at 7 p.m. and weekends at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $15 and are available online at juniortheatre.com or by calling (619) 239-8355.
Written by the late British children’s writer Mary Norton, the story follows a family of tiny people who secretly live beneath the floorboards of an old manor on the English countryside. When they’re discovered by the actual residents of the manor, however, they flee to find a new home.
This San Diego Junior Theatre premiere is being directed by Michael Schwartz, M.F.A., who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in theatre at the University of California, San Diego.
San Diego Junior Theatre is committed to the region’s youth by encouraging the development of their creativity, self-esteem and enjoyment of theater arts. Positively affecting students of all abilities, ages 3 through 18, the non-profit organization thrives through show ticket sales, class and camp enrollments and the generosity of its alumni and community members. Contributions to San Diego Junior Theatre are tax-deductible.
Adapted for the stage by Charles Way, “The Borrowers” is presented through special arrangement with The deFaria Company and Roosevelt Middle School International Baccalaureate. It is being sponsored in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and the County of San Diego.