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The not-so-scary Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving’s classic story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” has been a Halloween favorite since it was first published in 1820.

The story has been told in a variety of mediums during the nearly two centuries since it first scared readers, and the Miners Alley Children’s Theatre is bringing the legend back to its roots in its version.

Written and directed by children’s theater director Rory Pierce, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” runs through Oct. 22 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden. Performances are at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

“I’ve loved so many of the iterations of this story since I was a kid,” said Erin Bell, who plays Dame Knickerbocker and Dame Van Tassel in the show. “Rory’s take returns more of Irving’s original plot to the story.”

The play focuses on Ichabod Crane, an outsider who has come to Sleepy Hollow to teach, and finds himself in competition with Brom Bones for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel. Things only get more complicated for Crane when he learns the town legend of the Headless Horseman.

“The cast is really flexible, which is a good fit for children’s theater,” said Kate Poling, who plays Katrina. “It’s a nice, easy take on a classic story and a great show to get ready for Halloween.”

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