Legends of Sleepy Hollow • Halloween/Suspense

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

Ichabod Crane has come to Sleepy Hollow to replace the former school mistress Emily, who died under mysterious circumstances. At first it is all flirtations and laughter for Ichabod as he garners the attention of the town’s single ladies, including the vivacious Katrina Van Tassel and the humble Alice Hudson. Yet Ichabod’s tale darkens as his rival Brom Bones threatens him and the Headless Horseman and other supernatural legends bubble to the surface. What is really happening in Sleepy Hollow? And what does Ichabod truly need to fear: supernatural ghosts and demons, or the all too natural evil lurking in the human heart?

CATEGORIES: Based on Classic Literature, Horror/Thriller, Educational, Good for Teens and Young Adults, Comedy/Drama.

GENRES: Horror/Ghost Story, Halloween, Adaptations, Period Drama, Comedy

CONTENT: Likely a PG-13 rating, due to violence, ghost stories, supernatural shenanigans, wild plot twists, mild innuendo, and an implied suicide. Content can be edited for youth groups or sensitive audiences, with the playwright’s prior approval of cuts/changes.


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 13 (8 women, 6 men). Two more female roles can be added, an additional of a silent, but prominent female ghost, if needed (contact publisher/playwright)
  • RUN TIME: 2 hours

  • SETS:
  • COSTUMES:
  • ORDER # 3306

AWARDS

  • Hale Centre Theatre’s Ruth and Nathan Hale Comedy Playwrighting Award, 2004

REVIEWS

A WONDERFUL, HAUNTING CLASSIC. Because it was such a popular event two nights were added which were both sold out. Award-winning playwright Mahonri Stewart brought fear out in the open in his newest play … Stewart skillfully wrote in each account … Although the story was set in early American history, I felt as if this story could have a place in today’s world, as chills ran up and down my spine periodically throughout the story.” Windy Hinks, The College Times


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains Act One of the script of the play is available, (it also has an extensive Author’s Note.): Legends of Sleepy Hollow PERUSAL
  • The PRINT VERSION of Legends of Sleepy Hollow is published by PROSPERO ARTS AND MEDIA and is available on Amazon
. A great way to peruse the entire script for $12.00 HERE
  • A companion piece to: Secrets of Sleepy Hollow

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3306a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3306d : $90



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3306e : $80




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Legends of Sleepy Hollow

by
Mahonri Stewart

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
LEGENDS OF SLEEPY HOLLOW is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • Nolensville High School, Nashville, TN, 2016
  • Venture High School, Ogden, UT, 2016
  • Timpview High School, Provo, UT, 2016
  • DaVinci Academy, Ogden, UT, 2016
  • Hampton High School, Hampton, GA, 2014
  • Actor’s Youth Theatre, Mesa, AZ, 2013
  • Bluffdale Arts Council, Bluffdale, UT, 2012
  • Zion Theatre Company, Provo, UT, 2011
  • Morgan High School, Morgan, UT, 2010
  • Utah Valley University, 2004

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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