Sunday, October 22 – 2:00pm
Saturday, October 28 – 2:00 & 7:00pm
Sunday, October 29 – 2:00pm
October 23-26 & 30-31, November 1-3 at 10:00 & 11:45am
Recommended for ages 8+
Recommended for grades 3+
Performed on the LCT Main Stage
By Kathryn Schultz Miller. From the story by Washington Irving.
In a drowsy, dreary hollow where time stands still, new schoolmaster Ichabod Crane is losing his head over the lovely Katrina. Unfortunately, local brute Brom Bones is vying for her affections as well and making Ichabod’s life terribly difficult. But as night draws in and the stars sink deeper into the sky, Ichabod soon realizes that there may be even worse things in Sleepy Hollow, lurking just over the bridge.
Curricular ties: Colonial America, Classic Literature, Storytelling, Ghost Stories
You’ll like this play if you like stories about: mystery, ghosts, Halloween
Approximately 1 hour long
About the Show
“Washington Irving writes this story in a way that doesn’t give a clear answer of what happened, which is the most fun aspect of a legend. The entire story is hearsay and speculation. Is Brom Bones the Headless Horseman? Or is the Headless Horseman a ghost haunting Sleepy Hollow? The audience gets to decide what they think happened, which makes for a really fun story,” says Esther Neel, Director.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a text-heavy show; the script is full of imagery and well-crafted language. This language drives the storytelling and allows the actors to relish the text. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a show that really allows the opportunity to explore the story and the language. Each of the actors brings their own style to the characters; their Ichabod, Brom, and Katrina are very different than any other version of the characters in previous shows. We’re creating our own story,” says Neel.
An actor uses both the text and technical elements to aid in creating the world of the play. “Getting into the mindset of the ‘spirits and goblins’ of Sleepy Hollow is done by embracing the world of the play filled with these characters. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a story about the sort of people that inhabit a bewitched part of America. Words and phrases from the play and story are painted all over the set and costumes as an emphasis on the text of the stories told in Sleepy Hollow. Our set creates a vivid world for us to play in and bring alive for the audience, and it is a spooky world,” says Mark Tucker, who plays Ichabod Crane.
“I get scared when I’m watching Sleepy Hollow rehearsals. Between the costumes, scary sounds, and these actors, I definitely get shivers down my spine,” says Ariel Johnson, Stage Manager.
Mark your calendars for October 22nd, 28th, and 29th for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Come ‘Discover More’ and write your own ghost story with a workshop hosted by our friends at the Carnegie Center! A free pass is required, please contact the Box Office.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is sponsored by Hamburg Pavilion.