Tuesday, May 20, 2008

2007-2008 Season Review: Civic Youth Theatre – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

As Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette’s 2007-2008 season heads down the home stretch with its final productions, we will review the productions that have comprised this year, beginning with Civic Under the Stars, continuing with the Civic Youth Theatre season and finishing with the Civic MainStage season.

The first production for the 2007-2008 Civic Youth Theatre season was a twin bill of The Monkey’s Paw and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The shows ran October 19-31, 2007. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is based on the story by Washington Irving, adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller. Brent “Panda” Stedman directed, Kevin Barlow was the assistant director and Melanie R. Buchanan produced.

The one-act play tells the story of Icabod Crane, who moves to the rustic glen of Sleepy Hollow, New York, and makes an instant enemy in Brom Bones. Icabod faces the ultimate nightmare when he is confronted by a headless horseman on a quiet path late one night.

In his director’s note for the program, Brent “Panda” Stedman wrote, “This was a wonderful experience, and I am very honored to be directing this play. I only wish that we had more time so that this experience would not be over so soon.”

The cast of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was:

Icabod Crane – Bryce Robinson
Brom Bones – Shawn Casseday
Katrina – Christine Furtner
Washington – Taylor Bundy
Judith – Grace Lazarz
Charlotte – Jenny Furtner
Irving – Isaiah Hale
Peter – Nathan Keiller

The production team and crew included:

Costume Designers – Sydney Cason, Nicki Eberle
Properties – Jennifer Beaver, Connor Beaver
Lightboard Operator – Anna Alexander
Soundboud Operator – Caleb Sommers
Follow Spot Operator – Abbee Westbrook
Backstage Manager – Alexa Wisma

What are your memories of the Civic Youth Theatre production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? Share them by leaving a comment here and let’s discuss!

1 comment:

Steve Martin said...

I loved how comical this production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was, and how inventive the use of props was. Although the headless horseman was frightening, the production had a clever, cheeky tone. Very enjoyable.