BAR HARBOR — The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will perform “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow” at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.
In this comedic original version of the classic Washington Irving tale, school teacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel.
“The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow” features 20 of their hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets, and some shadow puppetry.
Founded in 2000 by siblings Erik Torbeck, Brian Torbeck and Robin Torbeck Erlandsen, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers have performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theaters throughout the United States and Canada. Their original productions have earned them three Citations of Excellence from the Union Internationale de la Marionette, USA – the highest national award in puppetry.
Doors open at 3 p.m. for the 4 p.m. performance, which is suitable for all ages. Tickets cost $5.