Sleepy Hollow: The Ride Across America

Sleepy Hollow: The Ride Across America

A nationwide re-telling of the classic American tale

About the Project

In 2011 PMRP spearheaded a nationwide campaign to spread the joy of terrifying radio drama to all the corners of America!

That Halloween, several radio drama troupes presented live performances of Washington Irving's classic American horror tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Each troupe adapted their own version of the story: from its original late 18th century setting to the modern day.

Organizations that have signed on so far include:

For our part, PMRP is thrilled to have acquired the talents of Canadian playwright Roy Sallows (former story editor and writer for the Friday's Curse TV series—known as Friday the 13th: The Series in the US—and author of 2010's Big Broadcast of 1946 feature, "But Oh, What Happened to Hutchings!"), who turned out a truly delightful script set in the original tale's locale of Tarrytown, NY in 1790. PMRP's version wias performed as the feature episode of Tomes of Terror, part of The Big Broadcast of 1954.

Recordings of all the groups' performances have been compiled into a CD and made available to the public. You can purchase the collection here

Visit the Sleepy Hollow: The Ride Across America website.
Visit the The Big Broadcast of 1954 page.