American legend Lizzie Borden comes to Sacramento in Lizzie: The Musical, a hard- rock retelling of the gruesome Borden axe murd ers. Lizzie is the first show produced by exciting new theatre, The Actor’s Playpen, and features some of Sacramento’s strongest talent. The New York Time’s says Lizzie is, “A gothic rock ritual with a ‘riot girl’ attitude … an eerie hybrid of rock club and a turn-of-the-century New England parlor.”
Lizzie: The Musical is based on America’s favorite urban legend. Lizzie Borden was charged for the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. It was America’s first widely publicized trial and has now been made into a rock musical featuring four powerhouse women telling this grisly tale.
Photo credit: Yarcenia Garcia