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Rule Them All: The Lord of the Rings, Abridged

Tuesday, Aug. 6


One does not simply condense The Lord of the Rings. It's hard to imagine anyone even wanting to try to trim down the epic novels.

To fully understand the allegorical complexities of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece, a reader must comb through more than 1,000 pages of symbolism, detailed imagery and impossible-to-pronounce Elvish dialects--or sit through 10 hours of film. No time for all that, you say?

Cool your heels, hope is not lost. Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Ada Community Library presents The Lord of the Rings--Abridged.

Back by popular demand, Theatre sans Limites premieres its latest in a series of original parodies. The company will act out the journey of adventurous hobbit Frodo Baggins as he makes his way across Middle-Earth to destroy the One Ring--and they'll do it at breakneck speed, finishing the saga in 30 minutes.

Last year, the two-man troupe tackled all six volumes of Star Wars in similar fashion.

Yes, it's fantasy for the short-attention-span crowd.