“Lizzie Borden at Eight O’Clock,” Mitch Giannunzio’s critically acclaimed one-woman play starring Ellen Barry, directed by Kenneth Tigar, returns to the WorkShop Theater Company for four performances only, April 10, 11, 12 and 13. All proceeds will benefit the WorkShop. Performances are at 8pm in the WorkShop’s Jewel Box Theater, 312 West 36th Street (at 8th Avenue), 4th Floor West. General admission tickets are $18, with a $15 student/senior discount and a limited number of $9 Off-Off-Broadway discount at TDF. For information and reservations visit www.workshoptheater.org or call 866-811-4111.
Over a century after the grisly hatchet murders of Lizzie’s father and stepmother in 1982, the still unsolved crime remains a source of widespread fascination, retold in many forms. In Giannunzio’s play, Lizzie takes the podium at her local Historical Society to clear her name once and for all. This chilling first person account has been hailed as “a subtle, masterful performance… what begins as a public excavation of the Lizzie Borden case turns into a trial of her captivated audience…working both as a murder mystery and as a psychological portrait of a woman, a town, and an ongoing national fascination with all the gory detail” – nytheatre.com. “a riveting, haunting portrayal” – History News Network. It has been seen most recently in sold-out engagements at the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum in Lake George and Watch Hill, Rhode Island’s five-star Ocean House Hotel.
About the Company: Workshop Theater Company
Now in its 13th season, the WorkShop Theater Company specializes in the development of new plays. The company also nurtures the talents of actors, playwrights and directors with the presentation of readings and workshops as well as fully staged plays, and musicals. The company’s two-theater complex on 36th Street includes the 65-seat main stage theater and the 35-seat Jewel Box theater. The award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND, began as the stage play “THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN” by ALLAN KNEE presented by the WorkShop Theater Company in 1998. The WorkShop has also presented premiere productions of the plays “Angel Wings” by Murray Schisgal (who is best known for “Luv” and the screenplay of Tootsie) and “1348” by Tom Dulack (author of the Off-Broadway hit “Breaking Legs”). For more information on the WorkShop Theater Company and their 2007 season lineup, please visit www.workshoptheater.org.
April 10-13, 8pm
Theater: The WorkShop Theater
Address: 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
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