About the Play
Sleepy Hollow: The Lost Chapter picks up in the final pages of Washington Irving's classic "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," revealing a previously untold piece of the legend in this full-length stage play.
Ichabod has disappeared and his students are determined to find out the truth of what happened; but a new schoolteacher has come to town -- Abigail Seymour -- who is more focused on teaching than chasing ghosts, until she has her own run-in with the Headless Horseman. Now, Abigail and her students must hurry to retrace Ichabod's final days in Sleepy Hollow and find a way to stop the Horseman once and for all, lest she meet the same fate. Along the way, they cross paths with Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones, and all of Irving's original characters, uncovering secrets and revelations about that fateful night in Sleepy Hollow.
Run time: Approx. 90 minutes. One intermission.
Cast size: 15 (5m & 10f) with doubling; can be expanded to 7m, 12f
Can be staged with adult and youth actors; or done with an all youth cast. Flexible set.
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Are you a member of the New Play Exchange? You can read the full script on the NPX as you plan your next season.
Listen to a podcast I did with John Mauldin of The Inexplicable Dumb Show in 2013, (note: this interview refers to the script by its original title).
Thanks to Kenn Stilger of Heavenly Perspective Photography for these fantastic photos from the premiere in Nashville.