Full Length Plays

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Photo by Dan Norman, courtesy of Walking Shadow Theatre Company.

Created in collaboration with Jon Ferguson and the original ensemble.

In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a mighty headless Hessian. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest but it is ultimately the Horseman who will decide his fate.


10 people.


95 minutes, no intermission.


Playwright John Heimbuch and director Jon Ferguson infuse this work with a lively blend of gothic terror and tongue-in-cheek humor that ably captures Irving’s story and demonstrates why it remains so compelling.
~ Minneapolis Star Tribune

...it will make you both laugh and shiver...an utterly entertaining example of well-crafted storytelling.
~ Aisle Say Twin Cities

...a lively ghost tale that's deliciously creative. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow hews surprisingly close to Washington Irving's nearly 200-year-old tale while adding fresh comic and fantastical elements.
~ St Paul Pioneer Press


Sante Fe High School (Alachua FL, 2014)
Edina High School (Edina MN, 2014)
Walking Shadow Theatre Company (Minneapolis MN, 2013)
Jon Hassler Theater (Plainview MN, 2010)


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If you're considering this script for potential production, please email the playwright: john@johnheimbuch.com

Heimbuch's script is a great intellectual feat, tossing several balls immediately into the air and keeping them there for the play's duration, dispensing tidbits of information at a heady, entrancing pace that may have you on the edge of your seat. - Jay Gabler,
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