- Miss Lizzie A. Borden Invites You to Tea
On August 4th, 1892, Andrew Jackson Borden and his wife, Abby, were brutally axed to death in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. While their daughter Lizzie was accused and acquitted of the crime, she was jailed 10 months awaiting trial. Remaining in Fall River, she and her sister, Emma, inherited almost a million dollars. Lizzie talks about her love affair with one of the great Shakespearean actresses, Nance O’Neil, and reveals many family secrets such as father’s penny-pinching habits, Emma’s death bed promise to their real mother, a house with no hallways, and bedrooms that open into each other. Lizzie holds a party on every anniversary of her parent’s murder — and you are invited.
One or Two-Act: 1 hr. 10 min. – one set
1F: any age – can be played by a male drag
- The Honeymoon Years of Eleanor Roosevelt & Lorena Hickok
Lorena Hickok details her passionate friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt. She reveals what Eleanor’s husband — president Franklin D. Roosevelt — thought about their relationship, stories about her travels with Eleanor in Canada and San Francisco, the Lindbergh kidnapping, what it was like living in the White House, as well as the changes there after Pearl Harbor. The play’s text comes directly from Lorena’s books and material she donated to the FDR library in Hyde Park, N.Y.
One- or Two-Act: 1 hr. 10 min. – one set
1F: any age