The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Theater and Music Theater present a concert version of LIZZIE: The Musical by Steven Cheslik-Demeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt.
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. Featuring Princeton seniors Paige Allen ’21 as Lizzie and Nora Aguiar ’21 as Emma, directed and choreographed by junior Ines Aitsahalia and music directed by junior Ed Horan.