‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ to be performed in Batavia

Published: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT
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The Albright Theatre in Batavia will present "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" on Oct. 12 and 20.

BATAVIA – The Albright Theatre will present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” on Oct. 12 and 20 at the theater, 100 N. Island Ave. (third floor of the Batavia Government Building), Batavia. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” is based on Washington Irving’s classic tale.

“This is a well-known, classic story. However, you never know what twists and turns could happen,” said director Jeannine Collins in a news release. “The little village of Sleepy Hollow is haunted and you never know what those ghosts might do.”

The tale on stage will be spun by the quirky Narrator (Erin Cauley of St. Charles). Griffin Johnson of St. Charles will play the loveable and awkward Ichabod Crane. He and the boisterous Brom Bones (Mark Conway of Algonquin) will fight for the attentions of  Katrina Van Tassel (Angela Rak of Geneva), the lovely heir to her father’s farm (with that Van Tassel being played by Ron Gustin of Batavia).

Meanwhile, Dame Van Ripper (Rebecca Frohling of Elgin) will wrangle her chickens and her “Sleepy Hollow Boys”: Peter (Tony Avila of Batavia) and Dieter (Benny Avila of Batavia). The menacing Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow will be played by Batavia’s Michael Gustin.

Emily (Evangeline Beck of Sugar Grove), Charlotte (Carolyn Knol of Geneva), Judith (Ellie Spindle of Geneva), Washington (Connor Madziarczyk of Sugar Grove) and Sarah (Annie Hanlin of Batavia) round out the spooky and silly cast. 

The production is being led by Collins of Carol Stream and by stage manager Gina Micheli of Batavia.

“My talented and creative cast and crew bring a sense of excitement and fun to each rehearsal,” Collins said. “You’ll have to come to this year’s production to see what all happens in our quaint little village of Sleepy Hollow.”

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To reserve a seat, call 630-406-8838 or visit www.albrighttheatre.com.

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