In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a mighty headless Hessian. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but it is ultimately the Horseman who will decide his fate.
About Theatre in Hamlin Park
After a two-year hiatus, Aurora Players will reopen Theatre in Hamlin Park on July 23rd with the much anticipated The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The show will have a four-week run on Saturday and Sunday evenings (weather permitting) starting at 7:30 p.m.
Directors Mary Loliger and Richard Lattimer created a family-friendly production, but say the action gets “spookier” once the sun sets. “We staged this to be an immersive experience for our audience, but not in a scary way,” said Loliger. Lattimer added, “people want to know how we’re going to pull off the horseman part, but we’ve managed to keep it a secret. Let’s just say, I think our audiences will be very pleased with the ‘wow’ factor.”
The show is held on the outdoor stage adjacent to the Roycroft Pavilion, and although there is no admission fee, free-will donations are invited. Lawn seating is open and audience members usually bring folding chairs or blankets. The total running time of the production is approximately 90 minutes. Concessions will be available inside the Roycroft Pavilion and there are restrooms inside the park. In the event of unfavorable weather, Aurora Players will post news of cancellations on its Facebook and Instagram pages.