SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. — Sleepy Hole, New York is embracing the legend that bears its title.
The village is internet hosting a gravity-defying theatrical reimagining to mark the bicentennial of Washington Irving’s spooky story of the Headless Horseman and CBS2’s Tony Aiello bought an unique sneak peek.
The Headless Horseman is inescapable in Sleepy Hole, residence of the historic church that helped encourage Irving, who’s buried within the graveyard and showing from the nice past.
A digital clone of Irving is one high-tech component of “The Legend,” a high-flying circus arts reimagining of “The Legend of Sleepy Hole.”
“He says within the opening prologue, ‘I got here again 200 years later to clarify what I actually meant by the legend,’ and that is how the present progresses,” mentioned author Carlo Pellegrini.
“Individuals need to imagine in ghosts and issues like that and it is enjoyable to do this,” mentioned Sleepy Hole Mayor Ken Wray. “And then you definitely get right here and also you get into the woods, you get into the cemetery and go ‘Yeah, I might see this occurring right here.'”
Wray mentioned restaging the legend within the village Irving made well-known marks an necessary milestone.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hole” was revealed within the U.S. in 1820, however Sleepy Hole is treating 2022 because the bicentennial due to the pandemic.
Occasions change and, 200 years later, the character of Katrina Van Tassel is far more than the beautiful face that conjures up a rivalry in Irving’s story.
“We figured, let’s convey it as much as modern occasions and make Katrina that highly effective girl who virtually turns into the chief of the story,” mentioned director Hilary Sweeney.
A duel between Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane exhibits off the acrobatic ability of the performers who will retell the native legend each Friday, Saturday and Sunday by means of Oct. 16, taking the story of the Headless Horseman to new heights.
A state grant is supporting the present to assist Sleepy Hole develop its tourism trade.
“The Legend” runs 90 minutes. Advance tickets are $30.
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