School’s theater class undertakes ambitious production
The local community is in store for a real treat this week thanks to the Minden High theater program.
Minden High students are set for a full-scale stage production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Three performances will be held including a primetime show at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Admission for the Thursday night show will be $8 for adults and $4 for students grades 6-12. Cost for students grades 1-5 will be $2. Admission for children in kindergarten and younger is free.
In addition to the primetime performance, there will be two shows on Friday.
One show will be at 10 a.m. and the other follows at 1:45 p.m. All showings will be held at the Minden High School auditorium.
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow takes place in the 1820's in a Dutch farming community," said director and program sponsor Cindy Madden. "It revolves around the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, who comes to town and is met with superstitious town's folk and legends of spirits in the graveyard. The most ominous spirit is the headless horseman who is reported to ride through the graveyard."
Madden said the production will be performed by two casts which created their own unique rendition of the story.
"The theatre class is comprised of 45 students at MHS most of whom have never performed on stage in a play before," Madden said. "The play includes sound and lighting effects with stage combat that enhances the mood and drama of the original story line. Gather up your courage and support local theatre at Minden High School."