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PJC students journey to middle-earth in “The Hobbit” opening tonight

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The Paris Junior College Department of Drama continues their 2018-2019 “Season of the Elements” with the representation of Earth being their production of “The Hobbit” derived from the Novel by J.R.R Tolkien of the same title.

Opening night is tonight, February the 28th at 7:30 p.m. with following shows Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 as well as an earlier, concluding show Sunday, March 3rd at 2:30 p.m.

The play will be performed on the Duane Allen Stage in PJC’s Ray E. Karrer Theatre.

In this production, Bilbo Baggins, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked by Gandalf the Wandering Wizard and a group of Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief burglar in an attempt to recover an important treasure. Along the way, the group encounters Trolls, Goblins, Elves, and the most frightening of all dragons, Smaug. Heading off on this tremendous adventure is the last thing that any sensible Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all those inhabitants of Middle Earth—and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.

“This production is suitable for all ages, and we hope many families, young people, and the young at heart come to enjoy The Hobbit together,” says Production Director Robyn Huizinga.

General admission is $15 and $10 for kids under 18 (FREE for Paris Junior College Students, Faculty, and Staff).

If you donate a new children’s book for local charities admission is only $5.

Reservations can be made by e-mail at pjcdrama@parisjc.edu

If Showtime sells out, any unclaimed reservations will be released to patrons on the waitlist beginning at 15 minutes prior to curtain.

PHOTO: Paris Junior College

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