One Autumn day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so it begins.
This September, the Old Franklin Schoolhouse is the elven realm of Rivendell, the fearsome forest of Mirkwood, and the Lonely Mountain lair of Smaug.
THE HOBBIT: A STAGED RADIO PLAY PARODY & THEMED PARTY w. Theatrical lighting & Extensive Sound Effects!
6:30 PM, Sun. Sept 21 @ The Old Franklin Schoolhouse
FEATURING Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray (and Smaug the Golden); Jeff Maschi as dwarf doyen Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thrain and proud leader of the mission to reclaim Lonely Mountain, Laurence Mintz, as the marvelously mucculent Gollum (and assorted other characters), and starring Jane Hardy as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins.
WITH steel steins of Mead AND a Middle-Earth inspired menu (TBA), courtesy of our brand new caterer, cuisinier extraordinaire, Jon Edge.
PLUS a variety of RenFaire acts INCLUDING fire-juggling, an outdoor archery demonstration, an armored swordfight, an axe throwing exhibition, and a wandering wizard.
ALSO an elaborate display of medieval weaponery and Middle Earth memorabilia AND Michael Jarmus sings "Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold."
35.00 in advance (25.00 for kids 15 & under). 45.00 at the door (if available). Advance ticket info soon!
Medieval long-table seating. 6:00 PM House Opens; 6:30 PM Drinks & Outdoor Acts; 7:00 PM Food & Indoor Acts; 8:00 PM Radio Play (radio play run time: 1 hr)