LIZZIE: THE LIZZIE BORDEN MUSICAL

Lyrics, Music and Book team: Cheslik-deMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewitt, and Tim Maner

Firebrand Theatre,  The Den Bookspan

Nov-Dec 2017

Directed by: Victoria Bussert

Costume Design : Charlotte Yetmann

Scenic Design: Eleanor Kahn

Lighting Design: Maya Michele Fein

Photography:  Marisa KM

 

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“LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AXE, GAVE HER MOTHER FORTY WHACKS. WHEN SHE SAW WHAT SHE HAD DONE, GAVE HER FATHER FORTY-ONE.” SO GOES THE NURSERY RHYME DESCRIBING THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY THAT TOOK THE NATION BY STORM WHEN LIZZIE BORDEN MURDERED HER PARENTS WITH AN AXE IN 1892. OR DID SHE? LIZZIE IS A MUSICAL THAT REIMAGINES THAT BLOODY LEGEND WITH FOUR WOMEN FRONTING A FEMALE ROCK BAND. LIZZIE IS AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY SET TO A BLISTERING ROCK SCORE WITH RAGE, SEX, BETRAYAL AND BLOODY MURDER.

 

“The stunning lighting by Maya Michele Fein, so important in a small stage/concert style setting, is worthy of Jeff consideration”- Chicagoland Musical Theatre

“The lighting and sound here deserve a shout-out as well, especially since they turn this small space into a full-fledged rock concert hall. But it isn’t only that: Maya Michele Fein’s lighting is full of little surprises—shadows where you don’t expect them but where they are perfect, deep reds to begin Act Two after the murders, a chandelier made of bird cages that helps to symbolize the “cages” that the Borden sisters were kept in by their tyrannical father. “-Chicago On Stage

© 2019 Maya Michele Fein.

Currently under renovations during fall 2019