The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
A One Man Adaptation of the classic ghost story
Neill Hartley is Ichabod Crane in an all-new adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This one-man version of the classic horror tale is a fully staged presentation sure to delight and entertain all ages. You will see Ichabod interacting with students in the schoolhouse and leading the church congregation in song. You will join him on his way to a wonderful party where he dances with the girl he loves. Then you will follow him on his fateful journey home as he encounters the Headless Horseman and disappears from the hollow forever!
Both young and older audiences may enjoy great participation in the show. As Ichabod’s school class they are given an authentic 17th century spelling lesson. Later when they become part of the church congregation, they may sing along with a hymn.
Following the performance, there is a short informational section about Washington Irving and a history of the short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The presentation is completed with a dramatic reading of the story’s postscript, which was written in the hand of Irving’s alter ego, Dietrich Knickerbocker.
Neill Hartley is professional actor who has performed with many local and regional theaters and is on the theater faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Sponsored by The Woman's Club of Quakertown.
The programs are free to the community, and no preregistration is required.