Sleepy Hollow

(1W, 2M, bigger cast possible)

Summary

When a fraidy-cat schoolmaster tries to court the most eligible bachelorette in Sleepy Hollow, he finds himself pursued by the Headless Horseman. This radio adaptation centers the female perspective and puts the horror of abuse beside the horror of the supernatural. Listen at RadioWest.

…his latest adaptation, which premiered last week in a live RadioWest broadcast on KUER-FM, is the best of the lot.


From the script:

ICHABOD
I…don’t understand why you have to live in any way but the one you want.

KAT
I know. Of the many things I admire about you, foremost is your naïveté. But understand: Brom is going to ask for my hand tonight and I’m going to give it.

ICHABOD
For your father’s debts?

KAT
For much more.

ICHABOD
What more?

KAT
(in a rush) It’s either me or my sister Marina and I won’t… It’s going to be me. It was always going to be me. Our parents joked about it when Brom and I were toddlers, back when he was shy and tender and I was beginning to be stubborn. So it’s me, it must be me, because… I think that I can better protect the town than Marina from…

ICHABOD
From what?

KAT
Secrets bigger than you and I.

ICHABOD
Is any secret bigger than love?