Music & Lyrics: Steven Cheslik-deMeyer
Lyrics, Book, & Additional Music: Tim Maner
Music & Additional Lyrics: Alan Stevens Hewitt
Orchestration: Keyboard 1/Conductor, Guitar 1, Guitar 2/Keyboard 2, Cello, Bass, Drums.
Rage! Sex! Betrayal! Bloody murder!
The story is set the late summer of 1892. We discover that Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe. During the trial, testimonies were muddled, evidence was incomplete, and much to the chagrin of many of the townsfolk, Lizzie was acquitted.
The musical delves into the mysterious mind of Lizzie Borden and speculates on the motivations she may have had; loss of inheritance, history of sexual abuse, overwhelming oppression, and madness.