Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre is kicking off the final weekend of The Hobbit with another of its new “Fan Club Thursday” events on March 22nd from 6:30 to 7:00pm, just prior to the evening’s performance, which begins at 7:30.

Every Thursday night performance features discounted adult admission, a reception with nibbles and a cash bar, as well as a “goodie” giveaway for a chosen group of patrons. This weekend’s goodies will once again go to Hobbit fans that come in costume or bring in copies of any of Tolkien’s books. Bilbo Baggins will be there to give autographs.

Performances of The Hobbit are Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2:30pm. Tickets are $18, seniors age 60+ are $16 and tickets for students and youth 18 and under are $10. On Thursday night all adults and seniors are $14.

Tickets are now on sale online at 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: Cecilio Henry, Jill Roberts, Jordan Randall and Cody Stuckenschneider in the Hickory Community Theatre’s production of The Hobbit. Final performances are this weekend, March 22-25 in the Jeffers Theatre. Go to www.hickorytheatre.org or call (828) 328-2283 for tickets and information. Photo by Ken Burns.