Stage and Screen ushers in Halloween season at WCU

The School of Stage and Screen will be presenting “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, the first play of the semester, at 7:30 p.m. October 5-7 and 3 p.m. on October 8. 

Photo by Marrah Ste. Marie.

The stage crew has been rehearsing and preparing since June with the cast joining rehearsals since August 29. 

Director Colin Wasmund says the play will be just right for the approaching Halloween season and is suitable for all ages. 

The cast is very excited about the audience reactions to the play. “I think it’s going to be a lot different than what people coming in expect,” said Kate Mullis, a member of the ensemble. 

“It’s a funny, ridiculous fever dream,” said Fisher Meadows, the sound designer.

Photo by Marrah Ste. Marie.

The play has allowed lots of room for cast members to take different choices and interpretations of their roles. “It’s a very safe space for people to be silly make choices and fall on their face,” said Mullis. 

Wasmund is very confident about the play’s cast for this production as well as after graduation. “I feel lucky. They’re an amazing group and they’re all going to thrive when they leave,” said Wasmund. 

The cast of the play is mostly seniors making this their last fall semester play at WCU. 

Grace Hayes, who is playing Katrina Van Tassel, is incredibly proud of the play. “If this was the last thing we got to do, I’d be happy with it,” said Hayes, “It’s a really good cast and everyone works really well together. We’re just playing around and it’s so fun.” 

The School of Stage and Screen is also looking forward to their production of “Ride the Cyclone” and “The Outsiders” later this semester. They are also preparing for their Five-Minute Play festival. 

Tickets for Sleepy Hollow are available at, the Bardo Arts Center box office, or at the door the day of the show in the University Auditorium between McKee and Stillwell.