Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 1f, 7m or f
"[Heimbuch and Ferguson] infuse this work with a lively blend of gothic terror and tongue-in-cheek humor that ably captures Irving’s story and demonstrates why it remains so compelling." - Star Tribune
In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a mighty headless Hessian. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but it is ultimately the Horseman who will decide his fate.
"[Heimbuch and Ferguson] infuse this work with a lively blend of gothic terror and tongue-in-cheek humor that ably captures Irving’s story and demonstrates why it remains so compelling." - Star Tribune, Read More
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of the most absorbing, entertaining shows you’re likely to see on stage this season." - Vita.mn, Read More
"It’s the details that make any story convincing, and this marvelous rendition of the Great American Halloween Story sure convinced me. Don’t miss it." - Twin Cities Daily Planet, Read More
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a complete theatrical experience that is sure to please." - Aisle Say-Twin Cities, Read More
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: 18th Century, 19th Century
- Duration: 90 minutes
On the continent of North America, in the country of the United States, in the state of New York, in the region of Tarrytown is the village of Sleepy Hollow. Autumn 1801.
- Additional Features: No intermission, Puppetry
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
Casting2m, 1f, 7m or f
ICHABOD CRANE – a Connecticut schoolteacher
GEOFFREY CRAYON – a New Yorker of distinction
BROM BONES – a roistering blade
KATRINA VAN TASSEL– a country coquette
BALTUS VAN TASSEL– a gentleman farmer
HANS VAN RIPPER – another gentleman farmer
PARSON VAN HOUTEN – a man of faith
RUPERT VAN BRUNT – a spiteful schoolboy
GUNPOWDER – a weatherbeaten nag
OTTO VAN LANCKER– a willing believer
OLD BROUWER – a willful disbeliever
HORSEMAN – a headless Prussian mercenary
SLEEPY HOLLOW BOYS
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
The play may be done with a cast of 10 or more. The roles of Ichabod, Brom Bones, and Katrina should played by actors of the appropriate gender. All other roles may be played by anyone in the ensemble.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was originally commissioned and produced by the Jon Hassler Theater in 2010, under the direction of Jon Ferguson. It was further developed by Walking Shadow Theatre Company in 2013, also under the direction of Jon Ferguson.