Written and directed by Robin Roberts
The infamous accused murderess returns from the grave in this fast-paced, highly theatrical (and occasionally irreverent) play. Fact and speculation are combined to dramatize the events leading up to the Lizzie Borden trial in which she was charged with the 1892 hatchet murders of her stepmother and father in Fall River, Massachusetts. Focusing on Lizzie, her older sister Emma, and the maid employed by the family at the time of the murders, court transcripts and testimony are interwoven into a story that examines the sexism, social economy, and repression that may have led to one of the country’s most famous unsolved double murders.
Written by Meghan McEnery and Directed by Scott Russell
Can love blossom from a huge mistake? When two people meet at the circus and decide to party with Winky the Poodle Trainer, their lives become intertwined and will change for the better … or the worse. Will they be bound together forever or torn apart? This is a story about how our transformation can happen at any unexpected turn, and the obstacles that hold us back. Audience discretion is advised.
Written by Trey Everett and Directed by K.T. Peterson
Centering on Cleveland, Ohio’s BalloonFest ’86, The Mistake on the Lake is a fictional retelling of a very real disaster. In this hilarious dark comedy, four United Way of Greater Cleveland board members decide what event would help “rebrand” the reputation of the city of Cleveland, and then deal with the fallout of their terrible choice.
Reservations can be made by email at tickets@FranklinCollege.edu or by phone at 317.738.8029 or 800.852.0232, ext. 8029. Please claim reservations 10 minutes before the performance. The box office opens one hour before the performance.
The plays will be performed in the Théâtre Margot, which is located in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts on the Franklin College campus . Traveling west on State Road 44, take a left onto Forsythe Street. Turn right onto Jefferson Street, following the sign to the main entrance to the college. Turn left onto Branigin Boulevard. The Johnson Center for Fine Arts is on the left at the second stop sign.