Lizzie: The Musical
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: loss of inheritance, history of sexual abuse, overwhelming oppression and madness. 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, gave her father 41. An ideal show for a theatre company with an edge and an opportunity to showcase powerful female performers, Lizzie: The Musical is a rock album of an iconic historical moment in American legend and lore. Book by Tim Maner. Music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt. Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner.