On a stifling, hot August day in 1892, Fall River became the site of the most sensational and controversial crime scene in US history. Experience a dramatic re-creation and re-telling drawn from trial testimony, newspaper accounts, personal recollections, and music excerpted from Jack Beeson’s charged and theatrically vivid operatic evocation of the murderous Lizzie. Featuring performances by Will Lebow and BLO artists.

Reception in Bravo restaurant with BLO presenters follows at 3pm. Additional ticket required ($50 per person). Attendees save 15% on tickets to BLO's shows.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
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Image: Lizzie Borden, circa 1892

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

Next Session: This event is closed.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
$18MFA members, seniors, and students
Ticket Purchase Required
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