The BGM Drama Department presented, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” for two shows in the school auditorium on Friday, Nov. 12 and again on Saturday, Nov. 13.
The production was a faithful adaptation of Washington Irving's “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which follows the sometimes comic, melancholy and frightening misadventures of Sleepy Hollow's new school master, Ichabod Crane, as he tries to fit into the enchanted village and win the love of Katrina Van Tassel. To succeed, he must compete for Katrina's favor with the wild and handsome Brom Van Brunt, and must also survive the chief spirit of a haunted land known as “The Headless Horseman." Will Ichabod win Katrina's love? Will Ichabod outwit Brom, and survive the hauntings of "The Headless Horseman?”
On opening night, the BGM Drama Department members answered these questions. In fact, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” cast featured an array of talented young actors, who were very excited to bring the story of Washington Irving's “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to the stage. The Cast of Characters in the adaptation by award winning playwright Mark Scharf included: (1) Washington Irving, (2) Abraham “Brom” Van Brunt, (3) Issac, friend of Brom, (4) Jacob, friend of Brom, (5) Frans, acquaintance of Brom, (6) Ichabod Crane, (7) Katrina, (8) Balthus Van Tassel, (9) Dirk Van Houton, (10) Mrs. Van Tassel, (11) Mrs. Van Houton, (12) Mrs. Van Ripper, (13) the Women of Sleepy Hollow and enthusiastic residents of Sleepy Hollow.
“All Cast Members worked diligently to bring Washington Irving’s story to the stage,” noted Beth Byers, play director. “It is delightful to work with such talented young actors and watch them grow over the course of the play season."