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.

 

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children’s fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children’s literature.

The Hobbit is set in a time “between the Dawn of Færie and the Dominion of Men“,[1] and follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister territory.[2]

The story is told in the form of an episodic quest, and most chapters introduce a specific creature or type of creature of Tolkien’s geography. Bilbo gains a new level of maturity, competence, and wisdom by accepting the disreputable, romantic, fey, and adventurous sides of his nature and applying his wits and common sense.[3] The story reaches its climax in the Battle of the Five Armies, where many of the characters and creatures from earlier chapters re-emerge to engage in conflict.

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