RFH Tower Players Hit the Indoor Stage Again with ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

After a year of virtual and outdoor productions, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Tower Players are making a comeback to the indoor stage with their fall production — Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapted by Vera Morris.

Adhering to the spooky theme of the season, the award-winning troupe of actors will assume the roles of townspeople from Washington Irving’s Sleepy Hollow, a Dutch farming community some 27 miles from New York in the early 1800s.

The play puts a twist on the classic myth of the Headless Horseman, adding in some comedic relief and sobering details of the Sleepy Hollow legend.  

The timeless tale centers on the town’s newcomer, Ichabod Crane (Evan Callas), who is hired to be the new schoolmaster. Ichabod demonstrates an irresistible thirst for knowledge, desire for food, and obsession with Katrina Van Tassel (Ali Gagliardi).  

Katrina and Ichabod have to manage the ongoing, jealous mischief of Brom Bones (Matte Black), as Ichabod tries to become closer to Katrina and her wealth. Bones is not the only troublemaker in these parts; Ichabod also learns that spirits and ghosts are not hard to come by in this town.

The cast is working with a pool of advisors that include RFH Tower Players alumni as well as some brand new faces to the high school.  

Those returning include KasiAnn Sweeney (director), Susan Schuld (assistant director and play production coordinator), Matthew Leddin (technical director), and Catherine Cleary (costume and props designer).  New to the team of advisors this season is choreographer Donna Battaglia.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow will run from Nov. 19 to 21. For tickets, click here.

** Billing Credits: Legend of Sleepy Hollow is presented through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service. Legend of Sleepy Hollow, written by Vera Morri, is based on the original story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving. **

— Edited press release from RFH

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management