Postponed until further notice.
On a hot muggy day in 1892 in Fall River, an unknown person took an
axe and gave a number of whacks to Andrew Borden and his wife
Abigail. Andrew's youngest daughter Lizzie was acquitted of the
double murder, but acquittal did nothing to dispel suspicions. Did
she? Or didn't she? The question reverberates.
In Sharon Pollock’s play, it is 10 years later. While sister Emma
sulks upstairs, Miss Lizzie entertains an actress friend from
Boston, Nance O Neill. Nance playfully teases, tempts, goads, and
challenges Miss Lizzie to reveal her guilt or innocence. Miss Lizzie
dances around a direct answer, but suggests a game in which the
Actress will play Lizzie with background information that Miss
Lizzie provides. The Actress may deduce what she chooses from that
information. Miss Lizzie will play Bridget the Maid, who was with
Lizzie in the house on the day the Bordens died. The game generates
the entrance of other characters who played a pivotal role in the
murders and trial. What begins as a game directed by Miss Lizzie
gains momentum from the Actress’ interpretation of Lizzie's story.
As Nance gains control of the game, a murderer is revealed, but for
Nance the question remains “Oh Lizzie, you didn't, did you?”
Directed by Anthony Paré. Featuring Rosanne Pilbeam, Pam Schutz, Mac
Dodge, Danda Humphries, Richard Austin, Larry Musser, Pamela Girone.