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FreshBaked Theatre Company Presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Widener University’s FreshBaked Theatre Company will present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on two consecutive Sundays, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium, located on Widener’s Main Campus in Chester, Pa. The play is for children ages 6 and up and families. Running time is 50 minutes.

The FreshBaked Theatre Company will also host special matinee performances for local schools and homeschooling families on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Nov. 7. These performances are by reservation only. Contact Director Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale at for more information.

Admission to all performances of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is by free will cash donation, with all funds benefiting community aid organizations in Chester. Suggested donation is $1-2 per

In this version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, award-winning playwright Kathryn Schultz Miller retells Washington Irving's classic ghost story with young audiences in mind. The performance packs thrills, chills and laughs and features a spooky jaunt through the woods . . . and a spine-tingling encounter with the infamous Headless Horseman.

The cast features Widener University students Luis Aguilar, Autumn Heisler, Patrick LaMarra, Carolyn Lodge, Anna McCormick, Kirk Reichart, and Kim Vogel, as well as Wilmington, Del., resident Ruby Knipe. It is directed by Cocchiarale, with technical direction by Daniel Castagna.

Since 2001, Widener's FreshBaked Theatre Company has produced quality drama for children and families in the greater Chester area. The ensemble seeks to enhance Widener University's commitment to civic engagement by sharing the magic of live performing arts. "Our mission is to present inventive drama for young minds and the people who nurture them," said Cocchiarale.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,500 students. Visit the university website,




Photo: Sleepy Hollow locals Carolyn Lodge and Pat LaMarra delight in scaring new schoolmaster Ichabod Crane (Kirk Reichar,center) with tales of the village's ghosts.