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Lizzie Borden and the Forty Whacks presented by The Delvena Theatre Company

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main Street, Southbridge, MA (www.jacobedwardslibrary.org) is pleased to present The Delvena Theatre Company with the ever-popular Lizzie Borden and the Forty Whacks on Thursday, July 27th at 6 pm. Please note the earlier start time.

On a scorching hot day in Fall River, back in August of 1892, a heinous crime occurred.
Spinster Lizzie Borden was accused, tried, and acquitted for the vicious axe murders of
her father and stepmother. This true unsolved mystery has fascinated people for over 100 years.
Two people died on that day in 1892, but Lizzie continues to live on in American

The performance includes a mock trial that invites the audience to participate by questioning Lizzie, and voting on her guilt or innocence. This “edutainment” production features Lynne Moulton and Joseph Zamparelli in multiple roles depicting Lizzie’s story and educating the audience members so that they may be informed “jurists”.

Did she or didn’t she?  Let the audience be the judge.  The cast opens up to the audience for discussion after the performance.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main Street
Southbridge, MA United States
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