Just in time for Halloween, Theatre TJC will stage a one-act version of Washington Irving’s classic tale of lanky schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
The production is under the direction of Jacob L. Davis, theater professor.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-28 and a Halloween show at 9 p.m. Oct. 31 in Jean Browne Theatre.
Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Parental discretion is advised. The TJC Box Office is open from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations, call 903-510-2212.
Parental supervision is advised because some moments might be startling.
In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a headless horseman. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk protest, but it is ultimately the horseman who will decide his fate.
Playwrights John Heimbuch and Jon Ferguson infuse Irving’s short story with a lively blend of gothic terror and tongue-in-cheek humor that aptly capture Irving’s story and demonstrates why it remains so compelling.
Cast members include: Ethan Beam, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Trevor Holcomb, James Hardy, Dustin Thomas, Robert Matt Mooneyham, Bailey Patton, Bryson Chalk, Tiffany Williams, Intha Danley, Hannah Early and Bradon McQueen.
Stage manager is Lucy Salto, of Mesquite. Assistant stage manager is Tate Bivens, of Paris. Assistant director is Brittany Puente, of Grand Prairie.
Other fright nights coming to the stage
-- “Little Shop of Horrors”: Tyler Civic Theatre stages the musical comedy about scheming blood thirsty plant that also has a taste for R&B music. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 2-4 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, at 400 Rose Park Drive. For tickets, go to tylercivictheatre.com.
-- “Rocky Horror Picture Show”: Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St., will present showings at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27 and 28 of the R-rated musical set in the castle of a mad scientist. The showings will feature a floor show in which actors portray scenes. Those who attend can dress as their favorite character Movie scripts and prop bags are included with the ticket. For tickets, go to libertytyler.com.