What really happened to poor Ichabod Crane? The truth will emerge at this exciting, immersive retelling of a haunting American legend.
What really happened to poor Ichabod Crane? Be our guest this Halloween season and uncover the truth in an immersive retelling of a haunting American legend. Bravely embark on an eerie journey from the hallowed revolutionary war battlegrounds of Brooklyn to the bewitching glen of Sleepy Hollow. Who knows what troubled spirits and strange sights await those who dare to enter the mysterious Old Stone House...
This site-specific storytelling event will bring audiences up close and personal with the tale of the nervous schoolteacher Ichabod Crane and the legendary Headless Horseman. After navigating the grounds of the historic Old Stone House--site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War--the audience will enter the house and take their seats at a large banquet table to conjure the spirit of Ichabod Crane and experience the tale. The production re-imagines Ichabod's past as a 15-year-old American revolutionary at the helm of a cannon on the battlefield and the headless horseman as a fallen Hessian soldier who lost his life during the same battle. The actors combine the original text of Washington Irving classic short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with history of the Battle of Brooklyn as an eerie and inventive new legend unfolds.
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The House of Ichabod Crane is conceived and co-directed by Max Dana and Jonathan Shmidt, with scenic and lighting design by Josh Smith, costume design by Sarah Grace Holcomb, and original compositions by Chris Gabriel. The show features Chris Gabriel, Retta Leaphart, Peter Musante, Drew Petersen, Robert Stevenson, and Jason Vance; with additional performers Amy Jensen, Sarah Misch, Heather Nicolson, and Annie Pardoe. The new production is being developed as part of the Artist-in-Residence program of the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
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This is Trusty Sidekick's biggest production to date--hence, the biggest Kickstarter goal we've ever set. Our cast of amazing actors and musicians is larger than ever. And one of our favorite parts of this particular show--the set--will require special fabrication and design. It will be very innovative--what you'd expect from your Trusty Sidekick. The investment will be worth it.
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Sep 26, 2012 - Oct 17, 2012 (21 days)
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Spooky Status: Special recognition on the company website and FacebookEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Scary Status: Special House of Ichabod Crane production photo + recognition in program + all of the rewards listed aboveEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Trick or Treat Status: Score an assortment of sweet treats in a brand new Trusty Sidekick tote bag + all of the rewards listed aboveEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Ichabod Crane Status: Free admission for up to 4 to a Trusty Sidekick family workshop at the Old Stone House this October + all of the rewards listed aboveEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Headless Horseman Status: Invitation to attend dress rehearsal of The House of Ichabod Crane + all of the rewards listed aboveEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Cannonball Status: Invitation to season kick-off brunch on October 20 + 2 tix to performance + all of the rewards listed aboveEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Superhero status! Receive recognition as the lead supporter of The House of Ichabod Crane production + 4 free tickets to a performance of your choice + access to special TSTC workshops and events throughout the season + all of the rewards listed aboveEstimated delivery: Oct 2012