Yes, its true that J.R.R. Tolkiens epic literary work, The Lord of the Rings, was concocted from some crazy part of his brain in the early 30s. But, in some opium-fused haze, he pulled a Nostradamus and actually predicated what South Florida would be today. Take the hobbits for example, little people who live in a community of small holes (AKA condos) and enjoy eating breakfast and second breakfast (early-bird dinners) and spend time singing about the past and playing village games (bingo night, anyone?). So in some ways, South Florida really has become the Shire of our Middle-Earth. Find more of Tolkiens predictions for the Sunshine State at 8 p.m. Friday for Brainerd Duffields adaptation of The Hobbit at the Atlantic Theater (6743 W. Indiantown Road, Ste. 34, Jupiter). Additional showtimes are at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15 to $18. Call 561-575-4942, or visit theatlantictheater.com.
Fri., May 21, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 22, 3 & 8 p.m.; Sun., May 23, 3 p.m., 2010