‘The Hobbit’ Coming to Rupert
What would you do if a wandering wizard, accompanied by a band of dwarves, drew you into a quest for treasure where you’d be certain to face grave dangers, both known and mysterious? The Rupert Kittay Library will welcome the No Strings Marionette Company’s presentation of ‘The Hobbit’ on Friday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Rupert Firehouse. This fantasy adventure story, first published in 1937 by British author J.R.R. Tolkien, introduces the Middle Earth characters that later take part in ‘The Lord of The Rings’ trilogy. No Strings Marionette Company tours its shows nationally, but is based in Randolph, Vt. Puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson have performed for over 12 years, dazzling children and adults with their marionette magic. On the stage of this traveling theater, the performance is a seamless blend of music, movement and masterful marionette manipulation. You can watch how the puppets are brought to life, since the puppeteers do not hide themselves from the audience. Two years in the making, this adaptation of the Hobbit is by far No String’s most ambitious production to date. The puppets range in style from marionettes to body beings to interactive scenic pieces. All honor the tradition of puppets performing great works of history’s finest creative artists and writers. Join us for an exciting evening with Bilbo Baggins and his friends. The Rupert Firehouse is located on Route 153 in the center of Rupert. For information, call 802 394-2444 or visit rupertkittaylibrary.org.