FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts will present "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at 1 p.m. Oct. 20.
The play will be performed by Theatre IV, a division of the Virginia Repertory Theatre. Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel, and the Headless Horseman bring to life Washington Irving’s classic story in this autumnal classic.
Audience members are invited to come in costume, arrive early, and participate in the center’s annual Halloween costume contest. The event is recommended for ages 5 to 10.
Based on the original story by Irving, with book, music, and lyrics by Paul Deiss, the play tells the story of Tarry Town, a place where strange things happen and the townsfolk seem entranced by spirits. Ichabod Crane, a well-educated teacher who comes to live in Tarry Town, meets a mysterious fate. Legend has it he is the victim of the dreaded headless horseman who haunts Sleepy Hollow. The play is faithful to Irving’s original story, written in 1820, and is designed to thrill and perhaps chill (although it’s not too scary) young audiences.
Tickets ($18 for adults, $15 for children) are available through the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010 or toll-free at 1-877-278-7396. Tickets also can be purchased online.