Current Theatre Season

2023-2024 Season

The Lizzie Borden Show: A Speculation

October 5-7 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.

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.

 

Tickets

  • FREE with a valid FC ID
  • $8 Students and Seniors
  • $12 General Admission

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.

Location

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.

 

Past Productions

2004-2005
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Extremities
  • The School for Scandal
  • Blithe Spirit
2005-2006
  • Macbeth
  • How the Other Half Loves
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Cinderella
2006-2007
  • Picnic
  • Blue Window
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Chicago
  • Ghosts
2007-2008
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • Dig (an original play)
  • Poor Aubrey
  • Baby: the Musical
  • Phédre
2008-2009
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • A Festival of Short Plays
  • Putting It Together
  • Hansel & Gretel
2009-2010
  • Present Laughter
  • The Shape of Things
  • The Three Sisters
  • Speaking in Tongues
2010-2011
  • Dead Man's Cell Phone
  • Gypsy
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • A Festival of Short Plays
2011-2012
  • Our Town
  • The Little Dog Laughed
  • The Visit
  • After Ashley
2012-2013
  • As You Like It
  • A Perfect Couple
  • All My Sons
  • A Festival of Short Plays
2013-2014
  • Anon(ymous)
  • Gaslight
  • The Play's the Thing
  • The Internationalist
2014-2015
  • Metamorphoses
  • On the Verge
  • A Festival of Short Plays
  • Waiting for Lefty
2015-2016
  • Still Life with Iris
  • Uncommon Women and Others
  • The Hamlet Project
  • The Bald Soprano
2016-2017
  • Side by Side by Sondheim
  • The Exonerated
  • The Clean House
  • Anton in Show Business
2017-2018
  • The Miser
  • The Grown-Up
  • Round and Round the Garden
  • Becky Shaw
2018-2019
  • Twelfth Night
  • Seascape
  • Evolutionary
  • Festival of Short Plays
2019-2020
  • The Heidi Chronicles
  • Machina
  • The Wolves
2020-2021
  • Radio Plays: Rocky Springs and the Yellow Wallpaper
  • Power Play
  • Oedipus Rex
2021-2022
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Comedy Shorts
  • Cry It Out
  • The Submission
2022-2023
  • Blithe Spirit
  • {proof}
  • Galinthias
  • A Festival of Short Plays