by DIANA DIAZ
Drama will be delivering their first performances of the year with their rendition of Washington Irving’s novel The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in the auditorium.
Performed Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., the play includes 48 actors and 86 tech and stage design students. A twist for the production is the addition of comedy, drama and singing.
This play’s theme is “1970s Southern gothic,” which includes the appearance of the 19th and 20th century, infused with a Southern kick, as seen in the accents and costumes of actors.
“The unique aspect of the production is the way students intertwine elements of the original tale with that of the 1970s. In effect, it creates a production that explores elements of the 1970s classic rock era with the integration of Romanticism,” said Daniel Gonzalez, drama teacher and play director.
The theme, along with other parts of the play, was developed by students through discussion following lectures to inspire their vision. Costumes, makeup and design were inspired by the “sublime artists,” who focus on elevating humankind. They were developed by senior Cassandra Cervantes. The technical aspects of the production are directed by senior David Moran.
“Our goal is to have a full house; we’ve been working, so seeing this would feel great,” said Jeanette Ynda, senior.
Leads include senior Michael Delorenzo as Ichabod Crane, the teacher confronted by a haunted village; senior Miguel Calderon as Brom Bones, Crane’s archnemesis; and Drama President Syerrah Escobedo, who narrates the production as Irving.
“I’m really putting myself out there. I used to be so closed off. I hope the audience likes our emotions, expressions and our interpretation of the book,” said Calderon.
Tickets will cost $5 presale in Room M-1 and will be $7 at the door.