Second Street Players Children’s Theater will present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” adapted by Vera Morris, based on the tale by Washington Irving, with performances Friday to Sunday, March 15 to 17.
Curtain is at 7 p.m. for the Friday and Saturday shows, and 2 p.m. for the Sunday show. Due to renovations at the Riverfront Theater, all performances will be held at Milford High School, 1019 N. Walnut St., Milford. Tickets are $5 for children 17 and under and $10 for adults. Friday night’s performance is a special family pay what you can night. All tickets can be purchased at the door.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a spooky show alive with hilarious action and fun. The story begins when Ichabod Crane, a slightly goofy schoolmaster, comes to the farming community of Sleepy Hollow with all his worldly possessions. He’s looking for a good life and a wealthy wife who will supply it.
Once he sets eyes on the local beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, he’s sure his dream will come true. Unhappily for Ichabod, Katrina has a boyfriend who’s extremely jealous ... the boisterous Brom Bones. To complicate matters, the graveyard is haunted by a small army of restless spirits, including the most famous phantom of all, the Headless Horseman.
At a party, Ichabod proposes marriage to Katrina, but is booted out by Brom and forced to make his way home through a terrible storm. In the dark, there’s something shadowy and towering intent on taking Ichabod’s life – the Headless Horseman. Poor Ichabod has to outrun the galloping phantom. Does he? No one knows for sure, as the schoolmaster is never seen again.
Directors Ben and Seth Wilcox bring this classic tale to the Milford High School auditorium. The cast comes from all around the area, and the actors have worked very hard to bring this great show to life.
For more information, go to www.secondstreetplayers.com.