Aurora Fox to Present THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, 10/4-11/3
The Regional Premiere of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Christopher Cook (directed by Charles Packard) opens October 4 and runs through November 3, 2013 at The Aurora Fox Arts Center (9900 East Colfax Avenue). Tickets are $26 for adults and $22 for seniors and students. For tickets and/or group rates call: 303-739-1970 or visit: www.AuroraFox.org
When bumbling schoolmaster Ichabod Crane (Liam Speros) arrives in the peaceful little hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, he is greeted with cautionary tales of ghosts and goblins, a favorite being that of a beheaded Revolutionary War soldier who still rides at night in search of his head. Crane, being the superstitious type, believes every word.
In no time, Ichabod settles into his role as teacher, disciplinarian, choir leader, and rotating houseguest. It doesn't take long for him to develop a crush on Katrina Van Tassel (Heather Taylor), the lovely daughter of the town's wealthiest family. But Katrina already has a suitor, Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt (Michael Travis Risner), notorious for his boisterous personality, love of pranks, and great skill at wielding a sword. Tensions rise as the romantic rivalry brews, culminating in a terrifying midnight ride and the mysterious disappearance of Ichabod Crane.
With a host of characters as colorful as they are authentic, and the tapestry of Washington Irving's original words painted in rich images, suspense abounds in this tale of dark humor and gothic horror.