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Theatre TJC brings ‘Sleepy Hollow’ to the stage

Just in time for Halloween, Theatre TJC will stage a one-act version of Washington Irving’s classic tale of lanky schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

The production is under the direction of Jacob L. Davis, TJC theater professor.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 25-28 – with a special, late-night Halloween show at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 – in Jean Browne Theatre.

The TJC Box Office opens Wednesday, Oct. 18. Box office hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For reservations, call 903-510-2212.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free with a valid TJC ID. Parental discretion is advised since very young children might experience some startling moments.

In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a headless horseman. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk protest, but it is ultimately the horseman who will decide his fate.

Playwrights John Heimbuch and Jon Ferguson infuse Irving’s short story with a lively blend of gothic terror and tongue-in-cheek humor that ably captures Irving’s story and demonstrates why it remains so compelling.

Cast members and their hometowns include: Ichabod Crane, Ethan Beam of Bullard; Katrina Van Tassel, Kaitlyn Sullivan of Harmony; Brom Bones, Trevor Holcomb of Flower Mound; Geoffrey Crayon/Rupert, James Hardy of Hastings, UK; Baltus Van Tassel/Student, Dustin Thomas of Daingerfield; Parson Van Houten/Villager, Robert Matt Mooneyham of Fairfield; Gunpower/Skeleton, Bailey Patton of Arlington; Hans Van Ripper/Villager, Bryson Chalk of Big Sandy; Old Man 1/Country Girl/Student, Tiffany Williams of Kaufman; Old Man 2/Country Girl/Student, Intha Danley of Gilmer; Old Man 3/Country Girl/Student, Hannah Early of Winona; and Horseman/Otto Van Lancker/Student, Bradon McQueen of Mount Vernon.

Stage manager is Lucy Salto of Mesquite. Assistant stage manager is Tate Bivens of Paris. Assistant director is Brittany Puente of Grand Prairie.

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