Adapted by Deirdre Strath from Angela Carter’s The Fall River Axe Murders, The Lizzie Play explores the story of the infamous Lizzie Borden who, in 1892, killed her father and stepmother with an axe. Or did she? The evidence was overwhelming, but she never confessed, and was acquitted by the court.
Directed by Nona Shepphard, this play explores the circumstances of that fateful event, exploring the months and days leading up to it, as well as Lizzie’s relationship with her parents and older sister. It asks questions about why she did what she did. The performers did a superb job in what was a dark, funny, extremely thought-provoking play.