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Southwest Shakespeare Presents “Bury the Hatchet”

April 27, 2018 – May 6, 2018
Taliesin West

Lizzie Borden took an axe … Andrew Borden and his wife Abby are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on the morning of August 4th, 1892. Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect. Tried but acquitted of the crime, the story goes that she wielded the axe that killed them. Overnight, she becomes America’s original “mad, bad and dangerous to know” icon of tabloid and rumor. Set to prairie bluegrass music, and fusing folktale, nursery rhyme and Vaudevillian horror,  “Bury the Hatchet” will settle the age-old question: Did Lizzie escape the hangman’s noose? And is Andrew and Abby’s blood truly on her hands? This new work by London-based playwright Sasha Wilson will make its Western Hemisphere premiere at Taliesin West.

By Sasha Wilson

Dates & Times
  • Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018, 6:00pm
  • Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 6, 2018, 6:00pm
Cost

General Admission: $35

Student/Teacher WITH ID ONLY: $13

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation members receive a discount. Call 480.435.6868 for details.

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