Thrilled to announce that Street Theatre Company and Playhouse Nashville have commissioned me to write ICHABOD: MISSING IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, an adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for STC's ClassAct Dramatics youth division! Here's the announcement Street Theatre Company put on Facebook today:
As REALLY ROSIE heads into closing weekend, we're thrilled to announce the winner of our writing search for ClassAct Dramatics' October production of an original adaption of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ICHABOD: MISSING IN SLEEPY HOLLOW by Jeremy Sony - Writer was chosen from among submissions to Playhouse Nashville -- our partner on this exciting endeavor. Auditions by appointment only are August25th from 3-5pm and August 26th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition slot. Rehearsals will run September 9th-October 3rd. The show will run October 4th - 12th, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm and Saturday afternoons at 2pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Casting ages 8-18. CONGRATULATIONS, JEREMY!! We can't wait to stage your script!!
This script was selected as part of this year's Playhouse Nashville playwrights contest. Keep watching my blog for updates on the process as this script is still in development for its October premiere.
About the Play
Ichabod: Missing in Sleepy Hollow picks up right after the Washington Irving story "ends". Shortly after Ichabod disappears, his students, led by the fearless Hanna, meet their new school teacher, Abigail Seymour. While none of the grown-ups seem concerned about what happened to Ichabod, Hanna is determined to find out the truth and she tries to enlist her new teacher to help solve the mystery. Abigail is more focused on teaching than chasing ghosts---that is until she has her own run-in with the headless horseman! Worried that Abigail might befall the same fate as Ichabod, the students race to retrace Ichabod's final night in Sleepy Hollow before the headless horseman returns! Along with the new characters, we learn some new revelations, gain clues on who the Headless Horseman could be and meet all the original Irving characters. This spooky tale is perfect for the whole family!
Thank you to everyone at Street Theatre Company and Playhouse Nashville. I'm thrilled to be working with ClassAct Dramatics on this adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow!
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