Milford’s headless horseman rides through Sleepy Hollow

The Chronicle/Jennifer Antonik

Brothers Ben and Seth Wilcox make their directing debut this weekend as the Children’s Theater from Second Street Players brings “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to life in Milford.

The pair have both acted as assistant directors in the past and played several roles during their time in theater. Seth said taking a new role as director “. . . is new and different and fun.”

Actors will perform “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” from the Milford High School Auditorium March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. The high school is located at 1019 N. Walnut St., Milford, Delaware, 19963.

Tickets are $5 for children 17 and under and $10 for adults. The Friday night performance is a special “pay what you can night.” All tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, please visit

The Chronicle/Jennifer Antonik

About “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Adapted by Vera Morris based on the tale by Washington Irving, the legend is a spooky show alive with hilarious action and fun.

It begins when Ichabod Crane, a lightly goofy schoolmaster, comes to the farming community of Sleepy Hollow with all his worldly possessions. He’s looking for a good life and a wealthy wife who will supply it.

Once he sets eyes on the local beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, he’s sure his dream will come true. Unhappily for Ichabod, Katrina has a boyfriend who’s extremely jealous – the boisterous Brom Bones.

To complicate matters, the graveyard is haunted by a small army of restless spirits, including the most famous phantom of all – the Headless Horseman.

At a party, Ichabod proposes marriage to Katrina, but is booted out by Brom and forced to make his way home through a terrible storm. In the dark, there’s something shadowy and towering intent on taking Ichabod’s life—the Headless Horseman! Poor Ichabod has to outrun the galloping phantom! Does he? No one knows for sure as the schoolmaster is never seen again.

The Chronicle/Jennifer Antonik

The Chronicle/Jennifer Antonik

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