Lizzie Borden at Eight O'Clock at Workshop Theater
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Over a century after the grisly hatchet murders of Lizzie’s father and stepmother in 1892, the still unsolved crime remains a source of widespread fascination, retold in many forms. In Giannunzio’s play, Lizzie takes the podium at her local Historical Society to clear her name once and for all. This chilling first person account has been hailed as “a subtle, masterful performance… what begins as a public excavation of the Lizzie Borden case turns into a trial of her captivated audience…working both as a murder mystery and as a psychological portrait of a woman, a town, and an ongoing national fascination with all the gory detail” – nytheatre.com. “a riveting, haunting portrayal” – History News Network.