Massachusetts Performers Directory: Program Description
Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks
Theater Programs, Historical Programs and Characters, Museums
Lizzie Borden was accused of the vicious ax murders of her father and stepmother. Did she do it? The audience must decide. The actors portray characters from the Borden trial. The audience hears the actual closing statements made by the attorneys at the original trial. Then the audience has a chance to question Lizzie, her attorneys and her maid. Then the vote is taken. Will Miss Lizzie be found innocent once again?
Following the show, the interogation of the witnesses and attorneys, and the vote, audience members will get a chance to talk to actors, author and director about what actually happened to Miss Lizzie following her trial.
$350. A travel fee may need to be added.
1 hour plus
2 chairs for the performers and a place to plug in a boom box
The show can be adapted for young audiences. The show works for those who have a lot of information about the case and for those who know nothing about the case.
Recent Library/School Appearances by Delvena Theatre Company, Inc.
Nahant Public Library
Andover Public Library
Performer’s Contact Information
Delvena Theatre Company, Inc.Lynne Moulton
254 Ocean Street #2
Lynn, MA 01902