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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

adapted by Lindsay Price from Washington Irving

What will happen when Icabod Crane comes face to face with the headless horseman? An adaptation of the Washington Irving story.

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 12
5M | 7W, Plus Ensemble


Simple Set.


 31 pages

Choral Work Classical Adaptation Mystery

"And I believe in the Headless Horseman
The things they say are true
If you feel his ghoulish grip
It will be the end of you!"

Icabod Crane is new to Sleepy Hollow and seems to fit right in. He's taking over the choir, courting the wealthy daughter, and sharing a ghost story or two. But not everyone is happy to see Icabod and not everyone thinks he loves ghost stories as much as he says. What happens when Icabod gets a ghoulish surprise?

This new adaptation of the Washington Irving story is excellent for large groups and suitably spooky for Halloween!

12 Characters
5M, 7W, Plus Ensemble

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Icabod Crane [M] 61 lines
The new teacher. About to get a nasty lesson of his own. One Monologue.
Brom Bones [M] 29 lines
A strapping man, gone a ‘courtin’.
Mr. Van Tassel [M] 7 lines
The Van Tassel patriarch. Wecomes Icabod to the area.
Peter [M] 13 lines
One of Brom’s flunkies.
Dolf [M] 9 lines
The second of Brom’s flunkies. All good flunkies travel in packs of two.

Four Girls
Anke [W] 21 lines
Maret [W] 29 lines
Lena: [W] 20 lines
Britt [W] 21 lines
Katrina Van Tassel [W] 20 lines
The apple of Icabod’s eye.
Mrs. Van Tassel [W] 3 lines
Katrina’s mother.
Mrs. Closson [W] 8 lines
Another partygoer who meets Icabod.
Chorus of Partygoers
As many as you need
The Headless Horseman
(A puppet operated by 2-3 performers)

Prop List

flashlights

Production Photos

Multimedia

Sweet Is the Budding Spring of Love (p. 25)

MP3 Sheet Music

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