The Arena Players Children’s Theatre Presents The Ghost Of Sleepy Hollow

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The Arena Players Children’s Theatre will open its Fall season on Saturday, October 6, with The Ghost of Sleepy Hollow. The show will run from October 6 – November 11.

Just in time for Halloween, the Arena Players Children’s Theater will present Washington Irving’s classic Hudson River Valley tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, at the Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater (in the museum’s Education Center) on Saturdays and Sundays, October 29 – November 20, at 1:00 p.m.
In Washington Irving’s tale, published in 1820, the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, and the town’s strongest farmer, Brom Bones, compete for the affection of Mistress Katrina Van Tassel.
In this delightful audience-participation play, children can take part in lessons with the school children, become farmers with Brom, sing with the Van Tassel family at its annual frolic, tell ghost stories around the fire with the townspeople. Best of all, children learn the real story behind the legend of the headless horseman.
Along with Irving’s companion piece, Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is among the earliest examples of American fiction still read today.

Performances are given in the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theatre on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00.

Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for children. Children under three are free. Reservations are highly suggested for all Arena Players productions. For tickets, call 516-293-0674.

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