Sleepy Hollow • TYA • World Tales

(based on the story by Washington Irving) Adapted by Genevieve Aichele

This is a simple but imaginative story-theatre telling of the famous tale of a headless ghost on horseback who terrorizes a small town of 200 years ago.Lanky schoolmaster Ichabod Crane vies for the hand and property of the blooming Katrina Van Tassel, much to his students’ amusement. Ichabod’s rival in love is Tarrytown’s favorite son, Brom Bones. Following a merry quilting frolic and dance party, Ichabod rides home through the haunted Sleepy Hollow and encounters the legendary Headless Horsemen – or is it really Brom Bones in disguise? Adapted from Washington Irving’s beloved story, the script incorporates both Irving’s original clever language and modern flourishes to delight younger audiences.

Part of the TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD SERIES


PLAY DETAILS:

  • TYA
  • 6f, 4m, 13 either
    • Narrators 1 & 2
      Ichabod Crane
      Brom Van Brunt
      Van Ripper*
      Nicholas*
      Dutch Wives 1, 2, 3
      Dame Van Tassel
      Katrina Van Tassel
      Baltus Van Tassel
      Gunpowder (the horse, non-speaking)
      Hans, Brom’s boon companion
      Jack, Brom’s other boon companion
      Farmers 1, 2 & 3(male or female)
      Students 1, 2, 3, 4(male or female), 5(female)
      Ensemble/Chorus (6-20) (may include some of the smaller speaking roles)
  • Several Simple Settings: The Woods(2x), Schoolhouse(2x), Van Tassel Farm(2x), The Town
  • Period Costumes 1800s
  • About 30 minutes
  • ORDER #3135

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play: Sleepy Hollow PERUSAL
  • 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.

PURCHASE 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 #3135a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3135d : $25




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3135e : $25




  • 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.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Greenland Central School, Greenland, NH

BILLING CREDITS

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

Sleepy Hollow
Adapted from the Nathaniel Hawthorne Tale

by
Genevieve Aichele

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:
Sleepy Hollow is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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