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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Village Players Bring Lizzie Borden Case to Fort Thomas

Now that the Highlands Theater Department's performances of "Footloose" have concluded, you might be looking for something to fill that local theater void. Look no further than The Village Players, and their talented group of local cast and crew members. 

Between April 17, 2015 and April 25, 2015, you can catch a performance of "Blood Relations." The show centers around the infamous trial of Lizzie Borden. According to The Village Players website, "It isn't easy to write an absolutely bloodless drama about the Lizzie Borden case, but that's what Sharon Pollock has done in 'Blood Relations,' her newest play. The play is based on the case of Lizzie Borden. On August 4, 1892, Borden's father's body was "discovered" by Lizzie in a downstairs room of the family home. Soon, the Bordens' maid, Sullivan, discovered the body of Borden's stepmother. The subsequent investigation and trial of Lizzie set a precedent for media coverage."

Playwright Sharon Pollock has taken a widely known tale of terror, and transformed it into something new. Billed as a psychological mystery, Pollock may make you rethink your stance on Lizzie, and the case in general. The Village Players website states, "Looking back at the Borden case, Miss Pollock has come up with the thesis that Lizzie was a feminist before her time - a strong-minded, justice-seeking rebel at war against the stultifying Victorian society of Fall River, Mass," 

"Blood Relations" is directed by Jef Brown, and features a collection of local cast and crew members. All performances begin promptly at 8:00pm with the exception of the April 19 show, which begins at 3:00pm. Tickets are $17 each, and can be purchased by calling 859-392-0500 or through The Village Players website. 

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