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Something is bubbling and brewing at Amphibian Stage as it brings a Washington Irving adaptation to life The Legend of Sleepy Hollow this fall, the perfect addition for the spooky season.

The one-act play “The Hollow,” adapted by and starring John Rapson and directed by Broadway veterans Jeremy Landon Hays, begins Oct. 12 and runs through Nov. 6.

The world premiere of “The Hollow” at Amphibian Stage – it’s bound for Broadway in New York – will feature a narrator’s twist on Irving’s ghostly tale. This adaptation is every bit as chilling as the man behind the pen, but we’re told Rapson’s interpretation brings out the same beloved traditional text, but with a special interpretation for contemporary audiences.

“Amphibian Stage is honored to welcome this exceptional talent to Fort Worth for the second world premiere this season,” said Kathleen Culebro, Founder and Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage. “The Hollow offers creative insight into two brilliant men – Irving and Rapson – centuries apart, and shows that Irving’s work is still relevant today. We are thrilled to invite North Texas audiences to discover this humorous and frightening production.

Hays has developed works for Broadway and appears in television, film and theater performances. The duo Rapson and Hays propel Irving’s work into the 21st century with theatrical illusions that emphasize storytelling.

“Viewers will be blown away by this reimagining of Irving’s stories,” Culebro shares. “Irving was one of the nation’s earliest creative voices, and it’s fitting that today’s greatest visionaries choose to tell his stories. It is a rare gift to see fiction come full circle from early 19th century literature to the 21st century stage.

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