Second Street Players’ Children’s Theater will perform a stage version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel, “The Hobbit” at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13.
In this suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, always compelling world of Middle Earth, Bilbo Baggins is a comfortably well-off hobbit with a love for rousing adventure stories. Real adventures, however, are definitely not his cup of tea. So when Gandalf the wizard knocks at Bilbo's door, bringing with him Thorin Oakenshield, 11 ragged-looking dwarfs, and a contract for an adventure to recover the lost treasure of Lonely Mountain, Bilbo could not be less interested - at first. But Bilbo's love of a good story gets the better of him, and before he knows it, he is off on a perilous quest over mountain and under hill through caves and forest and slimy dark places.
W.J. Walton and Paula Smith direct this adaptation.
The Friday show is pay what you can/donations only; Saturday and Sunday shows are $10 per adult and $5 per child. Tickets are available at the door.
To get everyone in the Halloween spirit, “Mr. Moribund’s Theater of Terror” will be back at Riverfront Theate at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26. Everyone’s favorite horror host, Mr. Moribund will celebrate the fifth anniversary of his Theater of Terror shows. This is a live show in the style of the classic horror host television shows of the ‘60s and ‘70s, hosted by Mr. Moribund (W.J. Walton) and a cast of creeps! The feature will be the 1955 classic “Tarantula.”
There will also be a spooky art show, live performances, and a costume contest. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, with tickets available at the door.
The Riverfront Theater is at 2 South Walnut St., Milford. For more information, go to www.secondstreetplayers.com.