Hickory – It’s time to go “there and back again” with the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances of The Hobbit will begin this Friday, March 9th in the Jeffers Theatre. For tickets call 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org.

Cody Stuckenschneider stars as Bilbo Baggins, a gentle Hobbit from the Shire who’s whisked away on a grand adventure by the wizard Gandalf, played by Jordan A. Randall. The adventure isn’t just grand though, it’s also quite dangerous and requires traveling with a band of sometimes hilarious but often surly dwarves. It gets worse when Bilbo finds out there is also a dragon!

Audiences young and old will be enthralled by this stage adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic. The play is rated PG due to stage combat, and goblins.

Performances of The Hobbit are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (Mar 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24); Thursdays at 7:30pm (Mar 15 & 22); and Sundays at 2:30pm (Mar 18 & 25.)

All seats are $18, seniors age 60+ are $16 and tickets for students and youth 18 and under are $10. On Thursday nights all adults and seniors are $14. Tickets are now on sale online at www.hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wednesday through Friday.

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. The Hobbit is produced by Robert Abbey, Inc. and Sunbelt Furniture Xpress.

PHOTO: Jordan A. Randall (left) is Gandalf and Cody Stuckenschneider is Bilbo Baggins in the Hickory Community Theatre’s production of the Hobbit, opening this Friday, March 9th in the Jeffers Theatre.
Photo by Ken Burns.