Ezekiel let me know about this production of The Hobbit over in my old stomping grounds, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Point Park College in Pittsburgh
will be producing “The Hobbit” for the stage, running from October 23 until
December 12. I have not heard anything about this production, save the
local independent paper’s sole description– “the musical tale of Bilbo
Baggins.” More could be learned by calling the “Playhouse” at
412-621-4445. I crave everything Tolkien related and am anxiously waiting
to see how the myth manifests itself on the grand, spectacular level of the
films, but I am also anxious to see this small, local scale manifestation
which may provide a pleasant contrast to the frenzy surrounding the former.
The synopsis read as if it were pitched towards an audience
of children and ended with the memorable phrase “the slithering Gollum”.
The performances are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays during the
afternoon and are no doubt intended as “family” fare.
You can also try reaching the playhouse at 412-621-3948. Has anyone seen it? What are your opinions? I hope it’s better than the reviews of some of the other stage productions of Tolkien’s work…
In 2016, a Christmas poem by Tolkien written in 1936 was discovered at a school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Read and listen to it for the first time!