Synchronicity Theatre To Produce Steam Punk Version of THE HOBBIT January 31, 2020 – February 23, 2020

Produced in Association with Havoc Movement Company

Speakeysie News Desk 1/13/2020 — Photo Credit Jerry Siegel

ATLANTA, GA – Synchronicity Theatre will continue its Family Series programming with a steam punk adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic masterpiece, The Hobbit, January 31, 2020 – February 23, 2020. For tickets or more information, please visit synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636.

The Hobbit is directed by Jake Guinn of Havoc Movement Company, and re-imagines J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic masterpiece with five actors, acrobatics, and exciting fight scenes – all with a steam punk twist. The story, adapted by Greg Banks, follows Bilbo Baggins (Brooke Owens), the wizard Gandalf (Ash Anderson), and a dozen determined friends as they set out to take back their home from the evil dragon, Smaug (Ryan Vo).

The cast also includes Atlanta-based actors Tennison Barry as Balin and Benedetto Robinson as Thorin. The ensemble will be playing multiple roles. 

Set Design will be by Joel Coady and Barrett Doyle who design for outdoor venues like Serenbe Playhouse, and have created a set that provides space for climbing. Assistant Direction is by Kristin Storla. Lighting Design is by Maranda DeBusk, Costume Design is by Emmie Thompson, and Technical Direction is by Lindsay Eisold. All the movement, fights and choreography will be by Jake Guinn, Kristen Noonan, and the producing artists of Havoc Movement Company.

Every Friday is PJs & Play! Kids are invited to wear pajamas and enjoy milk and cookies while watching the show.

Synchronicity Theatre will also partner with Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories to sell copies of The Hobbit available for Atlanta’s readers. Additional community partners include AARP and Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta.

Show times for The Hobbit are Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. All performances will be at Synchronicity Theatre in Midtown Atlanta’s Peachtree Pointe complex. Single ticket prices range from $21-31 for adults and $16-26 for children ages 3-12, and are available online at synchrotheatre.com. This production is best suited for children age six and up. 

Children two and under are free.School group tickets are $8-10 for weekday matinees.  Group rates are also available. Groups of 10+ get a discount. Please contact Sarah Kelley at sarah@synchrotheatre.com or 404-484-8636 for detailed information.

CALENDAR INFORMATION

The Hobbit — January 31, 2020 – February 23, 2020

Adapted by Greg Banks –From the Book by J.R.R. Tolkien

Directed by Jake Guinn –Produced in Association with Havoc Movement Company

Show Times: Friday at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Special Performances: Every Friday is “PJs & Play” | Children wear pajamas, have milk and cookies, and watch the show.; Inside Scoop | Sunday, February 9, 2020 after the 2:00 p.m. Matinee.

School Performances: Wednesday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, January 30 at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20)

When Bilbo Baggins ventures out of his hobbit hole, an epic adventure awaits.  Join Bilbo, the wizard Gandalf, and a dozen determined friends as they set out to take back their home from the evil dragon, Smaug. In partnership with Havoc Movement Company, our production re-imagines J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic masterpiece with five actors, acrobatics, and exciting fight scenes – all with a decidedly steam punk twist. Perfect for young and old adventurers alike, The Hobbit spins a tale of how with a little courage, even the smallest creatures can become heroes.

CAST
Ash Anderson                Gandalf/Gollum/Ensemble
Tennison Barry              Balin/Troll/Bard/Ensemble
Brooke Owens               Bilbo Baggins
Benedetto Robinson    Thorin/Ensemble
Ryan Vo                      Kili/Troll/Smaug/Ensemble

Synchronicity Theatre
One Peachtree Pointe Complex
1545 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Single ticket prices range from $21-31 for adults and $16-26 for children ages 3-12, and are available online at synchrotheatre.com. Children two and under are free. School group tickets are $8-10 for weekday matinees. Please contact Sarah Kelley at sarah@synchrotheatre.com for detailed information. This production is best suited for children age six and up.

ABOUT SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE

Synchronicity Theatre produces smart, gutsy, bold theatre that sparks community connections, uplifts the voices of women and girls, forges long-term and effective community partnerships, and develops new work. Synchronicity reaches nearly 14,000 patrons a year through its season of plays for adults (Bold Voices) and families (Family Series), community outreach, and educational programming, including Playmaking for Kids (PFK) and the award-winning Playmaking for Girls (PFG). An intimate theatre in the heart of midtown at Peachtree Pointe became Synchronicity’s home for its main stage productions in the summer of 2014. The theatre also serves as a rental venue for independent film, dance, theatre and other projects. The Company recently opened the Synchronicity Annex, a new office, class, event and rehearsal space in Piedmont Heights, Atlanta.

ABOUT HAVOC MOVEMENT COMPANY

Started in 2018 by Jake Guinn, Jake Scott-Hodes, and Kristen Noonan, Havoc Movement Company LLC, offers theatre poised to enrich the Atlanta community with adventurous art. Havoc works with movement artists, local and abroad, to create compelling and unique performances, and draw from multiple movement disciplines to devise theatrical experiences for all audiences.

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