Theater department brings a spooky story to life


Senior Logan Moreno, as Ichabod Crane, lectures a class. The fall play returned to the auditorium after being held outside last fall.

   On October 29, 30, and 31, the Sterling High School Theater Department performed “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in the Centennial Auditorium. A cast of 17 students made this story come to life. 

  The story takes place in the 1800s and is about Ichabod Crane, a man who moves to a small community to be the school master. He falls in love with one of the local girls, but only because she’s rich. Since he is not well liked, the citizens create stories of a Headless Horseman to try to scare him out of their community.

  The theater department has been working on this play for about eight weeks. The cast wore outfits that were taken from the storage unit and generic pants and shirts so they can easily switch roles. Since Halloween is right around the corner, they wanted a spooky performance. 

  The leading roles are Logan Moreno as Ichabod, Jenica Francis as Katrina, and Francisco Pease as Brom Bones. Tim Schlegel and Ellen Johnson, a new director, orchestrated the whole thing and made the choice of setting the show in a barn and using what is in it for all of the scenes. 

  Sophomore Michelle Henderson-Bellows, a member of the ensemble, stated, “This group of people were very fun to work with and we will definitely be helping each other grow throughout this performance. It’ll be a good one.” 

  Just like all of the Sterling High School’s performances, this one was very well done and the story was told perfectly. All the time and effort that was put into it was definitely visible by everyone who watched the performance. Make sure not to miss out on their next show!