As the leaves begin to turn in September, thoughts begin to turn towards Lizzie Borden again. After a brief respite from the August Lizzie fever, cooler temps and the approach of Halloween always seem to inspire revivals of Borden-centered plays around the country. The Boston Lyric Opera has some exciting news. The BLO’s Opera Annex production this year is a commissioned work, a new chamber version of Jack Beeson’s Lizzie Borden (Nov. 20-24, in the Castle at Park Plaza). – (See more at: http://bostonclassicalreview.com/2013/09/a-bustling-boston-music-season-on-tap-with-many-anniversary-celebrations/#sthash.xAJvjAuB.dpuf)
Paranormal groups and television production companies are drawn to the house on Second Street to capture that something extra which flavors the very atmosphere this time of year. The house is busy with overnight guests and day tours and thoughts are turning to Halloween night, which is a sell-out every October 31st.
The Morgan Street School where Lizzie attended until the age of 14 was sold to TA Restaurant, Inc. of Fall River for $5,000. The intent is to turn it into a parking lot. The restaurant is located on South Main Street. Built after the Civil War, the three storey brick and granite structure was in use until 2006 as a grammar school, named the N.B. Borden School. For more about Lizzie’s school years and an appraisal of her personality as a student visit
Congratulations to the Pear Essential Players for nine performances on the 4th! See you next year.
Wednesday, August 3, 1892 Abby runs across the street to see Dr. Seabury Bowen claiming she is poisoned and something must be wrong with the baker’s bread. Andrew drinks Garfield tea. Lizzie says she stays in her room not feeling well all day. But did she? Ask Mr. Bence. Eli Bence will get a special visitor before noon on Wednesday inquiring for Prussic acid at Smith’s pharmacy. http://lizziebordenwarpsandwefts.com/mutton-eaters-february-article/
Wednesday night Lizzie pays a call to her friend Alice Russell on Borden Street. She tells Alice she is so afraid something will happen- father has an enemy!! She thinks the milk may be poisoned on the doorstep! – only hours now until- – -
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Since the Bed & Breakfast opened in 1996, many gals have filled the shoes of Miss Lizzie B. Here are a few memories which include house employees Kathleen Troost-Cramer, Shelley Dziedzic, Carol Ann Simone and Colleen Johnson and Lizzie aficianada Lorraine Gregoire. Even B&B owner Lee Ann Wilber took a “stab” at it in 2004!