Loc Lu and Toby Hughes in a scene from "The Hobbit" playing at MTYP. (Leif Norman)Herbie Barnes reflects on what it is like to play dual roles in The Hobbit at MTYP. It opens Friday Oct. 28 and runs to Nov. 13th
Where have I been hiding the past month while here in Winnipeg , well I have been inside a hobbit hole not a nasty dirty wet hole not yet a dry bare sandy hole . No, I've been in the hobbit hole inhabited by Bilbo Baggins
Yes I have been in the role of Mr. Baggins and as director, not an easy turn as Bilbo is on stage the whole time and as the director you have to watch the show. So, like Gollum
I have been playing two roles in my head.