Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, presented by Robertson County Players, has taken the classic “ring” stories and brought the dramatic, community play to Springfield Middle School.
While watching this community production, you will notice similarities to the book, as well as the movie. It brings Bilbo Baggins’ story about an ordinary person leaving the comforts of home to seek adventure to the stages of Robertson County. If you know the novel, then you know that Bilbo is not fond of adventure or being recognized as a burglar. Bilbo is played by Lewis Walling, a Robertson County native, that presents a storytelling role as the main character. Walling has worked with Robertson County Players for over 30 years in mostly a director or orchestra pit role.
Through Bilbo’s trials and dangers in the quest of the treasure, Robertson County Players unveils an accurate and realistic portrayal including a very intimidating Troll scene, voice adaptations and a Dragon. The play is filled with immaculate costume designs by Jodi Deal, who also happens to be one of the play’s Directors. The costumes fit the time of a magical, world of the past.
There are three performances left of the Hobbit, which runs through Sunday, September 30th. Tickets are still available online through NowPlayingNashville for $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Please visit the event listing for additional info and to purchase tickets.
Robertson County Players is a volunteer organization celebrating its 40th season with over 90 productions on the stages of Robertson County. The professional quality productions are all presented on the stage of Springfield Middle School. Every $1 of each ticket sold goes to the Springfield Middle School S.E.A.T.S. Projects.
Coming up next for Robertson County Players is Miracle on 34th Street on November 9 – 18. Tickets are on sale now online!