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All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

adapted from the short story by Washington Irving
Cast Size: 6 (3M, 3W) with doubling;
10 (5M, 5W) without doubling
Ichabod Crane a schoolteacher
Katrina Van Tassel a maid in the village, a coquette
Headless Horseman the ghost of a Hessian soldier
Baltus Van Tassel Katrina’s father, a rich farmer
Mrs. Van Tassel Katrina’s mother, a farm wife
Brom Bones a country swain in love with Katrina
Maria Metternich a maid in the village, flirts with Brom
Johanna Brinkerhoff a maid in the village, likes to sing
Peter Ganesvoort Brom’s schoolmate and friend
Mrs. Van Ripper Ichabod’s landlady
Note:
The following roles may be played by the same actor
Chorus #1, Mrs. Van Ripper, Maria Metternich, Headless Horseman #2
Chorus #2, Headless Horseman #1, Peter Ganesvoort, Baltus Van Tassel
Chorus #3, Johanna Brinkerhoff, Mrs. Van Tassel
Chorus #4, Major Andre, Brom Bones, Headless Horseman #3
Chorus #5, Katrina Van Tassel, Headless Horseman #4

Synopsis

Sleepy Hollow, a village haunted by the legendary Headless Horseman, has a new schoolmaster—the somewhat hapless and extremely superstitious Ichabod Crane. When Ichabod tries to win the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, he makes an enemy of her former suitor, the brawny Brom Bones. Brom vows revenge and, one dark and spooky night, Ichabod finds himself in for the ride of his life!

One Act
Approximate Running Time: 45m

Production History

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was first produced in 2010 by the Barter Players (Abingdon, VA), Katy Brown, Artistic Director.