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Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers to Perform Halloween Classic at Criterion

Bar Harbor –  The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will be performing The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow on Saturday, October 28 at 2PM at the 1932 Criterion Theatre.

With this comedic rendition of the classic Washington Irving tale, Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both try to win over Katrina Van Tassel. The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow features 20 of the local troupe’s hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets as well as shadow puppetry. The show runs approximately 50 minutes and is recommended for kids four and up.

The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are a Bar Harbor-based puppet troupe made up of three siblings: Erik & Brian Torbeck and Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. They have brought their award-winning puppetry all over the United States and Canada.

Tickets for The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow are available for purchase online at or at the box office an hour before showtime. All tickets are $5 and seating is general admission.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is a nonprofit cinema, theatre, multimedia art producer and venue committed to safeguarding this historic space for stories, storytellers and audiences. The Criterion has been a staple of the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island arts community since its construction in 1932 and looks forward to a long future of welcoming theatre goers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 207-288-0829.

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