May 16, 2018


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Sleepy Hollow Auditions

Open Auditions for Sleepy Hollow
Wednesday, May 16 6-8 PM
Charlestown Old Town Hall
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River Theater Co. and The Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at The Fort at No. 4

Following the success of their 2012 collaboration on Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” on location at The Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH, River Theater and The Fort at No. 4 have again decided to team up and present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” for October 2018. This production, like “The Crucible” will be staged on the Fort grounds and in and around the buildings, at night and lit by lantern and candlelight.

“We’ve been asked every year when we would do another show like “The Crucible.” During one of our monthly RTC board meetings, we were brainstorming plays that would work in the Fort environment, when “Sleepy Hollow” was suggested. The response was pure excitement, and when I approached Wendy Baker, the Fort’s director, she was equally enthusiastic.” says director Heidi Fagan.

Fagan directed “Crucible” and is excited to return again to The Fort at No. 4 to bring the classic Washington Irving story to life. “I love the storytelling style of the script and the ghost stories that are woven into the scene. I know that audiences will look forward to experiencing the historical ambience of the Fort in a whole new manner.”

A cast of more than 20 actors, ranging in age from children to older adults, will be needed to play not only the leading roles of Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and Katrina Von Tassel but also a host of schoolchildren and villagers. A true ensemble cast, the villagers are also narrators and storytellers of the legends of Tarrytown, including the story of the Headless Horsemen.