Storyboard: The Hobbit

Adapted from J.R.R. Tolkein’s novel by Jared Reed

Art by Phoebe Titus

Video by David Titus

Directed by Jared Reed

Performance Dates April 6 to April 22

All tickets $20

 

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See one of the great modern classics brought to life by the talents of the Hedgerow Theatre Company and the art of Phoebe Titus in Storyboard: The Hobbit.

Go on one of the greatest journeys ever penned, in one night! With the help of the wizard Gandalf, a reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, leaves his unambitious life behind to assist a spirited group of dwarves on an unexpected journey to reclaim their home from the dragon Smaug the Magnificent. Along the way, an even greater story is laid as Baggins discovers a magic ring and a creature more dangerous than Smaug…

 

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

 

Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Jared Reed from J.R.R. Tolkien’s best selling novel and directed by Reed and company member Matthew Windham, a reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, leaves his unambitious life behind with the wizard Gandalf to assist a spirited group of dwarves on an unexpected journey to reclaim their home from the dragon Smaug the Magnificent. Along the way, an even greater story is laid as Baggins discovers a magic ring and a creature more dangerous than Smaug.

The story is an episodic quest illustrated by Phoebe Titus and animated by David Titus. The team creates all of the creatures described in Tolkien’s geography, with the vocal talents of the Hedgerow Company bringing all the magic to life.

Tolkien’s tale is one of growth and heroism, combining archetypes and fantasy to create an epic tale of adventure. Bilbo gains a new level of maturity and wisdom by casting aside comfort and accepting the call to adventure, surviving alongside the warriors by using wits and common sense.

The story climaxes in the Battle of the Five Armies, an amazing battle where many of the characters and creatures from earlier chapters re-emerge to aid the troupe in their quest. Go on one of the greatest journeys ever penned, from the Shire to the Lonely Mountain all in one night!

The first performance of Storyboard: The Hobbit is Friday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m and the final performance is Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m.

All tickets are $20. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $18. Prices include all fees and are subject to change. For reservations or more info, call 610-565-4211 or visit www.HedgerowTheatre.org. Hedgerow Theatre is located at 64 Rose Valley Road in Rose Valley (near Media).

 

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