Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy HollowMonday October 18, 2021
6:30 PM until 7:30 PM
The Headless Horseman Rides Again! Award-winning actor J.T. Turner is returning to Storrs Library on Monday, October 18, this time as novelist Washington Irving telling his most famous tale. An American classic since it first appeared in 1820, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tells the tale of the headless horseman and the ill-fated Ichabod Crane. Turner has adapted the piece to keep all ages entertained, as he appears in period costume to bring each character from this traditionally spooky story to life.
The Actors Company’s J.T. Turner (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, IRNE Award winner) has toured theaters, museums, schools, historical sites, libraries, and events all over the U.S. with his original one-man shows, including "The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin," “Shakespeare’s Ghost,” "Robert Frost, Light and Dark," "A Visit with C.S. Lewis," "Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol," “Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “A Visit with Aesop,” and more. His original play “Within These Walls” was featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. J.T. is also a professional circus ringmaster, Qigong & TaiChi instructor, fight choreographer, and acting, accent and public speaking coach.
This program is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
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