Saturdays at Central: Elsenpeter Marionettes present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
April 3, 2009
On Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m., at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Richard Elsenpeter and the Elsenpeter Marionettes present the Washington Irving classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
A fourth generation puppeteer whose family business of performing spans 138 years, Elsenpeter’s form of puppetry is described as an old world style that is nostalgic and rarely seen in America because of its technical difficulties. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Elsenpeter features poor, bumbling Ichabod Crane, his lady love Katrina Van Tassel, mischievous Brom Bones, and the frightening apparition of the Headless Horseman. First published in 1820, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is among the earliest pieces of American fiction still read today.
Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage located at 10th and Baltimore.