The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
October 13 – November 5, 2023
adapted from the story by Washington Irving by John Minigan
director Marty Pistone
The Humorous, Haunting Tale of the Headless Horseman.
“Absolutely Amazing – A One-Man Show that truly delivers. The breadth and depth of Skylar Evans’ talent to move between characters is mesmerizing.”—Jenny Hollingworth, Santa Rosa
“We loved it and have told many people about it. Thank you!”—Emily, Santa Rosa
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an entertaining adaptation of the tale of The Headless Horseman that is both humorous and frightening.
Staged in an abandoned New England pub some years after the Revolutionary War, playwright John Minigan tells Washington Irving’s classic story through a single actor embodying twenty characters who inhabit Sleepy Hollow.
The play begins with Washington Irving leading into the story of gangly, awkward and arrogant Ichabod Crane. The poor and superstitious schoolmaster recently moved to the secluded village known for its haunting legends. Particularly terrifying is the one about The Headless Horseman, a phantom said to roam the woods at night in search of his lost head.
Ichabod loses his own head over his student, the flirtatious heiress Katrina Van Tassel, and attempts to maneuver his way into her good graces. However, he finds himself in competition with another suitor, the brawny and boisterous Brom Bones.
After attending a harvest party at the Van Tassel farm, Ichabod experiences a solitary, spine-tingling ride home, through the dark wood where he encounters the Headless Horseman, and a heart-pounding chase ensues. He’s in for the ride of his life!
The play adaptation of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” focuses on the suspenseful and supernatural elements of the story. It delves into themes of the perils of misinformation, the corrupting nature of gluttony and greed, rivalry, superstition and the power of folklore, making it a thrilling and atmospheric one-man show that captivates audiences with its haunting tale.
This spellbinding theatrical experience combines humor, suspense, romance, and the supernatural. It is perfect for audiences of all ages!