Just in time for Halloween, Rochester Community & Technical College will present a new adaptation of the “Sleepy Hollow” on Saturday and Nov. 1.
The play, intended for both children and adults, was adapted by Jerry Casper, director of theater at RCTC.
“We’re leaning heavy on the comedic elements,” Casper said. “I didn’t want to make it more dark. I wanted to make it more fun.”
The story of Ichabod Crane and the inhabitants of the village of Sleepy Hollow has long been a favorite around Halloween. The play will be presented in both public performances and to area school children who will attend the show at RCTC’s Charles Hill Theatre.
“I think they’ll like the physicality of it,” Casper said. “The scares in the show are nothing that, image-wise, is very frightening.”
The production will be accented by Ben Hain’s lighting design, which is expected to heighten the suspense of the story.
Public performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and then at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at Hill Theatre. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and can be reserved at 507-285-7200.