Secrets of Sleepy Hollow • A Thrill of a Ride

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

Ichabod Crane is dead! He is the second school teacher in Sleepy Hollow to have met a grisly demise, and now Lydia Oakden has come into the cursed position of schoolmistress. New to the eerie village, she is pulled into the townspeople’s dark history. Two other strangers in town—Ozias Castle and August Donne—also attract the townspeople’s attention as Sleepy Hollow’s citizens once again begin to die. At the center of this mystery are Brom Bones and Katrina Van Tassel, who were caught up in a complicated love triangle with Ichabod before his death. Can Lydia discover the truth behind tales of ghosts and Headless Horsemen before she becomes the next schoolteacher to die?

 Whether played as the sequel to its companion play, Mahonri Stewart’s award-winning Legends of Sleepy Hollow, or treated as its own standalone story, Secrets of Sleepy Hollow revisits the village of Sleepy Hollow and its strange and terrifying inhabitants.

GENRE: Horror, Ghost Stories, Halloween, Adaptations, Period Drama, Comedy


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 20 principal roles (11 f, 9 m), plus the possibility of additional “spirits” and/or puppeteers who can act out the ghost stories told intermittently throughout the play.
  • RUN TIME: 2 hours
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  • COSTUMES:
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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.): SOON
  • This play is a companion piece to: The Legends 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 #3307a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3307d : $90
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  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3307e : $80
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  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
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BILLING CREDITS

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

Secrets 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:
SECRETS OF SLEEPY HOLLOW is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • Vanguard Theatre Company, 2021
  • Vanguard Theatre Company, 2018
  • American Preparatory Academy, 2017