11:00 am | Live theatrical event | MATINEE | $12/$10 for senior citizens 65 years and older/$6 for children 12 and under. There is also a 10 percent discount available for parties of 10 or more.

“Tales of the Hudson Valley,” features a theatrical adaptation of the works of Washington Irving, America’s first man of letters. The performance will include portions of Irving’s popular stories and characters, including Rip van Winkle, Ichabod Crane and many others.

“The works of Washington Irving are national treasures and are part of the rich history and culture we enjoy here in the Hudson Valley,” said County Executive Mike Hein. “This unique and fun theatrical performance puts a new twist on Irving’s works. We are excited that the Rosendale Theatre is holding such a great event.”

Local theatrical contributor Ann Citron directs the performance, which has been adapted from Irving’s writing by playwright Edward Versailles. It’s known as a highly entertaining, humorous and insightful performance, and three actors play a total of 22 different characters throughout the three acts. The cast includes Jim Metzger, Virginia Ferri, and Doug Motel and music/sound effects by Fre Atlast.

“This project is the beta version for something that we want to create into an annual event,” said Edward Schoelwer, theater board member and programming chair. “It is meant to expand our literary, historical and cultural heritages for ourselves and tourists.”