Washington Irving’s haunting ghost story hits the road

Washington Irving’s haunting ghost story hits the road

Sleepy Hollow takes a boo at Capital Repertory Theatre
11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20

ALBANY, N.Y.—SEPTEMBER 28, 2018—A modern take on Sleepy Hollow, the classic American ghost story, kicks off Capital Repertory Theatre’s 2018–2019 On-The-Go! in-school touring program, Oct. 9–Nov. 2.

Tickets for a single public performance, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, $11; $9 children 17 and under, are available at the Box Office at Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl Street, Albany; by phone at 518.445.7469; and online at capitalrep.org.

Based on Washington Irving’s spooky story, which introduced readers to the Headless Horsemen more than 200 years ago, the play-with-music was created specifically for theREP by Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, with an original score by musician/actors Justin Friello and Lecco Morris.

The adaptation, utilizing live music and Foley sound effects, is a play within a play, featuring a dynamic duo performing editions of The Knickerbocker Brothers Scintillating and Sublime Story Hour Podcast.

Sleepy Hollow features a stellar cast of three, including On-The-Go! veteran Friello who last appeared in the theREP’s 2017 fall tour, Shakespeare: The Remix. Friello also toured in past productions of Sleepy Hollow and They Built America, as well as starring in mainstage productions of Camelot and The Secret Garden.

Capital Region actor Shayne David Cameris takes his first Actors’ Equity role in Hollow. Cameris appeared in theREP’s productions of Camelot and The Blue Sky-Boys and is a member of Troy Foundry Theatre.

Rounding out the cast is Rachel Yoder, making her Capital Repertory Theatre debut.

Mancinelli-Cahill has authored or co-authored several On-The-Go! shows, including last season’s sold out tour of Alice in Wonderland; They Built America: Workers of the Erie Canal; A Friend of A Friend: Tales of the Underground Railroad from the Capital Region; The Remarkable and Perplexing Case of Henry Hudson!; and Pure Poe: Three Tales of the Macabre.

Five year On-The-Go! veteran Margaret E. Hall—theREP’s assistant artistic director—helms Sleepy Hollow.

theREP’s On-The-Go! program—which reaches over 12,000 students across the Capital Region each year—features fully realized, portable, professional productions which can be performed in any space for an unlimited number of students. Sleepy Hollow is appropriate for grades four and up. To book, contact Arts Education Manager Aaron Marquise, 518.382.3884 x128, amarquise@proctors.org.