Ichabod Crane , Washington Irving
and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Neill Hartley is Washington Irving in this one-man living history presentation designed to educate and entertain audiences of all ages.


You will meet Mr. Irving as he tells about his early life and the beginnings of his great literary career.  Mr. Irving will then become narrator and actor of his own famous work, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  You will see his alter ego, Ichabod Crane, in the classroom and at a party where he dances with the girl he loves.  Then you will follow him on his fateful journey home as he encounters the Headless Horseman and disappears from the hollow for ever.


At the end of the story, Mr. Irving will speak about his later life and read passages from some of his other works.  You will hear about his far-flung travels and his fascinating political career.  The evening concludes with questions from the audience.  Neill Hartley is a professional actor who performs with a great many local and regional theaters.  He is on the faculty of the Philadelphia ís University of the Arts Theater School .  He lives in Havertown , PA with his wife and two young sons.

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