In the late summer of 1892, Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe. Testimonies were muddled, evidence was incomplete and Lizzie was acquitted. Lizzie: The Musical delves into the mysterious mind of Lizzie Borden and speculates on the motivations she may have had. By her side is her older sister Emma, maid Bridget and neighbor Alice. Together, the four women create a punk rock score to tell the story of why Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks, and why, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.
Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner.
Based on the book by Tim Maner.
Directed by Mary Cate Wesling
Opened in 2013, the Lyche Theatre offers ample leg room and clear views of the stage from any of its 450 seats. Entrances and exits are centrally located and fully accessible for all.