Pictured: Maurissa CunninghamFaust Theatre continues their 2018-2019 season with LIZZIE, a rock opera, by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, & Alan Stevens Hewitt, directed by... Faust Theatre Announces Cast and Designers for LIZZIE

Pictured: Maurissa CunninghamFaust Theatre continues their 2018-2019 season with LIZZIE, a rock opera, by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, & Alan Stevens Hewitt, directed by Artistic Director Adee Dancy who will also serve as music director.

In a co-production with the Arts Asylum, the production features Maurissa Cunningham as Lizzie, Emma Jo Mathieson as Alice Russell, Sarah Elizabeth McGuire as Emma Borden, and Pamela Minthorn as Bridget Sullivan.

The design team includes Randall Jackson (stage manager), Alex Perry (lighting design), and Adee Dancy & Zach Faust (costume design).

On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation.”

“So many know the chilling rhyme about Lizzie Borden recited in childhood: “Lizzie Borden took an ax, gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done, gave her father forty-one.” What most may not know is the heartbreaking tale of Lizzie Borden’s life before she was accused of killing her father and stepmother,” comments Dancy. “We want to show a new and important side of the story – causing viewers to question their own moral compasses and ask themselves the question: guilty or innocent?”

LIZZIE runs one weekend, March 21 – 24 at the Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106. For more information visit fausttheatre.com.

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