St. Louis

the Return of the One-Hour Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Aug 9th - 17th, 2024

Back by popular demand, The Magical Smoking Monkey Theater proudly presents The Return of the One-Hour Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It's Middle-earth like you've never seen it before: faster, funnier, and fit into a hilariously compact 60 minutes.

Revisit the legend of Frodo, Gandalf, and the rest as they embark on their monumental quest, all while racing against the clock. This whirlwind rendition captures the essence of Tolkien's masterpiece but with a twist only the Monkeys could deliver. Expect side-splitting interpretations of iconic scenes, rapid-fire costume changes, and a narrative pace that would give even the swiftest Nazgûl a run for its money.

Fourteen years ago, this show captured the hearts and funny bones of audiences, and now it's back to do it all over again. The production seamlessly blends the epic with the absurd, featuring larger-than-life characters, outlandish props, and a sense of humor as vast as the trilogy itself. From the Shire to Mordor, every step of this journey is infused with comedic genius, ensuring that whether you're a die-hard fan or new to the saga, you're in for an unforgettable ride.

The Return of the One-Hour Lord of the Rings Trilogy is a testament to the Monkey's unique brand of theater – where brevity meets hilarity, and nothing is sacred. Prepare to embark on a journey through J.R.R. Tolkien's world, condensed, monkey-fied, and packed with enough laughs to fill the Mines of Moria. This is one theatrical adventure that proves, in the most uproarious way possible, that you can indeed take the entirety of Lord of the Rings and turn it into one hour of pure, unadulterated fun.


Lift for Life Academy Theatre

1731 S. Broadway,
St. Louis, MO 63104


$20 General
$15 Teachers with school ID
$15 Full-time students with school ID

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