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CharactersEdit

On SticksEdit

  • Ichibod Crane - the protagonist. Teacher, likes books likes telling scary stories but does not like getting scared.
  • Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt - the antagonist
  • Katrina Van Tassel - the damsel
  • Headless Horseman - the supposed ghost of a fallen soldier

Minor CharactersEdit

With MagnetsEdit
  • The Farmer that Crane borrows the horse from (and is boarding with)
  • Katrina's father
  • Random Guest
  • Dancing Man
  • Honey the Horse
  • The Farmer's sheep

MaterialsEdit

SettingsEdit

  • The house of the Farmer (outside)
  • The town for the meeting
  • The Big Mansion of Van Tassel for the party
  • The Scary Forest for the chase
  • The Big Mansion for the Wedding
  • Big Tree (Magnetized to hide the horseman behind)

Character derivationsEdit

  • Ichibod
    • On foot
    • On horse
      • Heading Right
      • Heading Left
    • Horse free and running
    • Horse tethered
  • Bones
    • On foot
    • Pumpkin mode (the headless horseman)
    • Headless mode

PropsEdit

  • Normal Pumpkin
  • Books to show Ichibod is a teacher.
  • Scary pumpkin head
  • Big tree
  • Small love hearts for first meetings and marriage
  • Books (to show ichibod is a teacher)
  • Scary Creatures (can include, but not limited to);
    • Mummy,
    • Vampire
    • Frankenstein
    • Goblin
    • Zombie
    • Black Cat
    • Witch
  • Ghost
  • Angry Clouds to show that characters are angry
  • Scared cloud to show Ichibod is scared.
  • Farmer's sheep
  • Moon
  • Skull
  • Question marks
  • Sign with names of main characters
    • "Ichibod Crane"
    • The Farmer
    • Abraham Van Brunt, aka "Bones"
    • Katrina
  • Sign with title "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
  • Big scary pumpkin for the end.

OverviewEdit

  • Scene One: Introduce the main character. Talk about ghost stories.
  • Scene Two: Introduce the other characters. Focus on the rivalry between Crane and Bones over Van Tassel. Underline how popular bones is.
  • Scene Three: The Invitation and the party. Crane borrows a horse and rides to the party. Full of hope. Fails to get kiss. The chase of the headless horseman.
  • Scene Four: The wedding between Bones and Van Tassel. Reveal 'the joke.'

Act OneEdit

Materials for this scene
  • Setting
    • The house of the farmer
  • Characters
    • Ichibod
    • The Farmer
  • Props
    • Big Pumpkin
    • Small Pumpkin
    • Scary creatures
    • Books (to show ichibod is a teacher)
    • The Farmer's sheep
    • Title of the play
    • Signs with names:
      • Ichibod
      • The Kind Farmer
  • narrator: This is a Halloween story.
  • Pumpkin is put up.
  • narrator: It is called "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
  • Sign of play name is shown
  • narrator: Act one: "Meet Ichibod".
  • Ichibod enters the house and puts down his books that he is carrying
  • narrator: "This is Ichibod."
  • Sign of characters name is shown
  • narrator: "Everyone, say 'hello' to Ichibod."
  • Students should say hello
  • Ichibod: "Hello everyone. My name is Ichibod. Nice to meet you."
  • Students should say 'nice to meet you too'.
  • Ichibod: "I am a teacher and I like reading books. These are my books"
  • Ichibod points to books.
    • narrator: "A farmer arrives."
  • Farmer: "Hello Ichibod."
  • Ichibod: "Hello Mr Farmer!"
  • Farmer: "How are you today?"
  • Ichibod: "I am happy, how are you?"
  • Farmer: "I am very cold!" *brrr*
  • Farmer shivers.
  • Farmer: "So, are you a teacher?"
  • Ichibod: "Yes I am. I like teaching and reading books."
  • Farmer: "What subject do you teach?"
  • Ichibod: "I teach many subjects. I teach Math and Art and History and Science!"
  • Farmer: "Wow, that is a lot of subjects. And you like reading?"
  • Ichibod: "Yes, I like reading. I like Ghost stories the best. But I don't like getting scared."
  • Farmer: "Ghost stories?"
  • ***FX*** - ghost
  • Ichibod: "Yes, Ghost stories."
  • ***FX*** - ghost
  • Farmer: "What are Ghost stories?"
  • ***FX*** - ghost
  • Ichibod: "Ghost stories are stories that are about scary things. Things like Vampires and Bats (***FX*** - bat)... Ghosts and Black Cats (***FX*** - angry cat)...Frankenstein's monser and... (***FX*** - ghost) Pumpkins..."
  • Show each item as it is said
  • Farmer: "Pumpkins?..."
  • Ichibod: "Yes... pumpkins. The scariest story is about a man on a horse who rides around in the forest at night. He has no head. Just a pumpkin."
  • Farmer: "That sounds scary..." *Shivers*
  • narrator: "End of act one."

Act TwoEdit

Materials for this scene
  • Setting
    • Town (add)
  • Characters
    • Ichibod
    • The Farmer
      • With Sheep
    • Brom Bones
    • Katrina
  • Props
    • Signs with names:
      • Ichibod
      • Brom Bones
      • Katrina
    • Love hearts for first meetings with Katrina
    • Daggars and storm clouds for when Bones meets Ichibod.
    • Scared storm cloud
  • narrator: "Act Two: Love and War."
  • Ichibod walks into the scene feeling happy.
  • narrator: "This is Ichibod again. He is happy"
  • Sign of characters name is shown
  • narrator: "Ichibod is happy."
  • Ichibod: "I feel happy."
  • narrator: "The farmer walks in."
  • Farmer: "Hello Ichibod."
  • Ichibod: "Hello Mr Farmer! My good friend."
  • Farmer walks by and out of the scene.
  • narrator: "A pretty, young lady arrives."
  • Katrina slowly walks into the scene.
  • Ichibod: *woah* "What a pretty lady." *breathless*
  • Hearts rise from Ichibod.
  • narrator: "Ichibod is in love."
  • Ichibod: "Miss! Miss! Hello! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ichibod."
  • Katrina: "Hello Mr Ichibod. My name is Miss Katrina."
  • Sign of the name Katrina comes onto scene.
  • Ichibod: "It is nice to meet you Miss Katrina."
  • Katrina: "It is nice to meet you too. How are you?"
  • Ichibod: "I am... great! And how are you?"
  • Katrina: "I am... fine. Thank you."
  • Ichibod: "Excuse me, where do you live? Do you live in Sleepy Hollow?"
  • Katrina: "Yes I do. I live in the house on the top of the hill."
  • Ichibod: "Wow! Such a nice house. I would like to see it one day."
  • Katrina: "Well, my father is having a party next Thursday. Here is an invitation."
  • Ichibod: "Wow! Thank you very much! I will come!"
  • Katrina: "Good. I will see you then Mr Ichibod."
  • narrator: "Katrina walks away. Ichibod is alone."
  • A small heart rises from Ichibod
  • Ichibod: "Finally, I have met my true love! Oh, I will see her again next Thursday!"
  • A large heart rises from Ichibod. At that time, Bones enters from the other side and sees the big heart floating away.
  • narrator: "A large man arrives."
  • Bones: "Hey! You there, what is that?! What is that?!"
  • Ichibod: "That is not your business! Who are you? What is your name?"
  • Bones smircks to himself
  • Bones: *hmp* "The name is Abraham Van Brunt, but you can call me... Bones."
  • Sign of the name Bones comes onto screen.
  • Bones: "And what is your name?"
  • narrator: "Ichibod is angry."
  • Angry cloud appears above Ichibod.
  • Ichibod: "My name is Ichibod Crane. You can call me Master Crane."
  • narrator: "Bones is angry."
  • Angry cloud appears above Bones. They approach each other. Bones is bigger. Angry cloud of Ichibod becomes scared cloud.
  • narrator: "Ichibod is scared and runs away.
  • Ichibod squeals and runs.
  • Bones is laughing to himself. Katrina walks on stage from the other side that Ichibod ran to. Bones is halfway through a chuckle when he realises it is Katrina... a heart rises from him.
  • narrator: "Bones is in love too."
  • Bones: "Oh, Miss Katrina, how do you do?!"
  • Katrina: "I am fine thank you. And you?"
  • Bones: "I am excellent, now."
  • Katrina: "My father is having a party next Thursday. Here is an invitation."
  • Bones: "Oh, thank you! I will be there next Thursday."
  • Katrina: "Ok Abraham, I will see you then. Good bye."
  • Bones: "Goodbye!"
  • A large heart rises from bones.
  • narrator: "End of act two."

Act ThreeEdit

Materials for this scene
  • Setting
    • Farm, Town, Church (add)
  • Characters
      • Ichibod (also appears with horse)
      • Farmer
      • The horse called Honey
      • Brom Bones
      • Katrina
      • Dancing man
      • Random man
      • Katrina's father
      • Headless Horseman
      • Random people for the party
      • The Farmer
  • Props
    • Scary tree.
    • Moon
    • Signs with names:
      • Ichibod (also appears with horse)
      • Brom Bones
      • Katrina
  • narrator: "Act Three: The Horse and the Pumpkin."
  • narrator: "It is Thursday. The party is tonight."
  • Ichibod runs into the scene - the farmhouse.
  • narrator: "Its Ichibod again. He is looking for the Farmer."
  • Ichibod: "Mr. Farmer, Mr. Farmer! Where are you? Where are you?!"
  • narrator: "The farmer appears"
  • Farmer: Oh, Hello Ichibod. What is the matter?"
  • Ichibod: "I am going to a party. I need a horse. Can I use your horse?"
  • Farmer: "Oh, Sure. You can use my horse. I will give you my best horse."
  • Farmer whistles.
  • Farmer: "Honey! Here Honey!"
  • ***FX*** - horse hooves... slow.
  • narrator: "Honey the horse arrives. She is a very small horse."
  • Farmer: "Here you are. Her name is Honey!"
  • Ichibod: "Um.... Thank you... Bye!"
  • narrator: "Ichibod rides towards the party."
  • ***FX*** - horse hooves... slow.
  • narrator: "Ichibod arrives at the party."
  • Shoe people at the party (random man and father).
  • narrator: "People are dancing."
  • Show the man dancing
  • narrator: "This is Katrina's father."
  • Ichibod: "Mr Van Tassel! Hello. How are you. Thank you for inviting me to your party."
  • Mr. Van Tassel: "Who are you?" *angry*
  • Ichibod: "I am Mr Ichibod sir. I am a friend of your daughter." *unsure*
  • Mr. Van Tassel: "OK then... She is over there... She is dancing."
  • Show Katrina Dancing.
  • Mr. Van Tassel: "She is dancing with Mr. Bones..."
  • Katrina and Bones are seen dancing. Ichibod has a swearing bubble appear over his head.
  • narrator: "Ichibod is not happy"
  • Bones: "I am thirsty. I need a drink. Do you want a drink?"
  • Katrina: "No. I am not thirsty."
  • narrator: "Bones goes for a drink... Ichibod moves towards Katrina."
  • Ichibod: "Hello. How are you?"
  • Katrina: "Hello Ichibod! I am fine."
  • Ichibod: "Shall we dance?"
  • Katrina: "OK!"
  • narrator: "They dance."
  • narrator: "Bones returns with a drink. He sees them dancing and is not very happy."
  • a swearing bubble appears over his head. He walks away, very angry.
  • narrator: "Bones walks away, very angry. They people continue to dance."
  • narrator: "The moon goes up"
  • narrator: "The party finishes."
  • Dancing man goes home. So does random man. Says goodbye.
  • Random man: "Good night everyone!"
  • narrator: "Ichibod says goodnight to Katrina."
  • Ichibod: "Good night Katrina."
  • Katrina: "Good night Ichibod."
  • Ichibod: "See you tomorrow!"
  • Katrina: "Good bye!"
  • narrator: "Bones is seen in the background. He is laughing."
  • narrator: "Ichibod rides through forest, by himself."
  • ***FX*** - horse hooves... slow.
  • Ichibod: "This is scary. I hope there are no bats."
  • A bat appears and makes a noise. Ichibod screams.
  • Ichibod: "I hate bats..."
  • ***FX*** - horse hooves... slow continues, plus a second sound.
  • Horseman appears behind tree. Ichibod screams again.
  • narrator: "Then, a horseman appears from behind a tree. He has no head. Only a Pumpkin."
  • Ichibod: "Aaaahhhh!"
  • narrator: "The headless horseman chases Ichibod."
  • ***FX*** - horse hooves... fast (both).
  • A chase ensues. After a while, it looks like Ichibod gets away.
  • ***FX*** - horse hooves... slow (one goes away).
  • narrator: "It looks like Ichibod is OK."
  • Ichibod: "Maybe I am OK..."
  • narrator: "BUT THEN!"
  • But then, suddenly the horseman appears large as life and throws his head at Ichibod.
  • Ichibod falls over. A big scream is heard.
  • narrator: "The pumpkin hits Ichibod"
  • Ichibod: "Aaaahhhh!........"
  • narrator: "Ichibod falls down. The horseman laughs"
  • Horseman: "Ha ha ha!" (much like bones)
  • narrator: "And rides away"
  • ***FX*** - horse hooves... slow.
  • narrator: "End of act three."

Act FourEdit

Materials for this scene
  • Setting
    • Everywhere.
  • + Forest (add)
  • + tree (add)
  • + first headless horse (add)
  • Characters
    • Hone the horse
    • The Farmer
      • Farmer's sheep
    • Katrina
    • Brom Bones
      • Random people for the party
      • Katrina's Father.
      • Dancing man
  • Props
    • Death symbol
    • Question Mark
    • Scary Symbol
    • Love Hearts for wedding
    • Big Scary pumpkin for the end
  • narrator: "Final Act: The Wedding."
  • narrator: "Honey, the horse came back to the farmer."
  • ***FX*** - horse hooves (slow)
  • Show Honey returning to the farmer.
  • farmer: "Honey, where is Ichibod?"
  • narrator: "Ichibod was not seen again."
  • narrator: "Katrina was looking for Ichibod."
  • Show Katrina looking for Ichibod at his house. and other places.
  • Katrina: "Ichibod, are you here? Ichibod? Where are you?"
  • narrator: "Maybe he was scared..."
  • Show question mark.
  • narrator: "Maybe he is dead..."
  • show skulls.
  • narrator: "Nobody knows."
  • Show another question mark.
  • narrator: "Katrina married Mr. Bones."
  • Katrina goes to church. She kisses Mr. Bones.
  • Hearts rise from the two.
  • The father grunts.
  • A man dances.
  • narrator: "When Mr. Bones hears about Ichibod, he laughs, and says:"
  • Bones: "That Mr. Ichibod! ha ha ha."
  • narrator: "Bones likes pumpkins..."
  • Bones: "ha. ha. ha."
  • Put final pumpkin on the board.
  • narrator: "The end..."

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