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Counting down the hours until August 4th.  This year  Lord Michael Shogi of Cleveland will be our new producer-director.  There will be some old familiar faces and a brand new Emma, Miss Manning, Miss Russell, Mrs. Churchill- and reporter Nellie Bly (the real- life sister of our peerless Uncle John Morse, Joe Radza. Break a leg!

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Nellie Bly Jeannie Trask
Abby Borden Robin Bertoldo
Andrew Borden Don Rogers
Emma Borden Danielle Cabral
Lizzie Borden Carol Ann Simone
Dr. Seabury Bowen Jack Sheridan
   
Adelaide Churchill Arlene Rogers
Director Emeritus Shelley Dziedzic
Officer Harrington Rick Bertoldo
Marshal Hilliard Ray Mitchell
Miss Manning Liza Marks
John Morse Joe Radza
Alice Russell Alexandra Bruno
Detective Seaver Michael Shogi
Bridget Sullivan Suzann Rogers
Undertaker Winward Jerry Pacheco

 

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Our Beloved Mr. Borden passed away yesterday, December 18, 2012.  Gone, but never forgotten.  #92 and August 4th will never be the same without you, old friend.

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There will be a few new faces this year and all the usual suspects from years gone by.  This year there is an all-time high of Peppy Players:

Abby Borden- Shelley Dziedzic

Andrew Borden- Don Sykes

Lizzie Borden- Carol Ann Simone

Emma Borden- Barbara Morrissey

Uncle John Morse- Joe Radza

Bridget Sullivan- Suzann Rogers

Marshal Hilliard- Ray Mitchell

Officer Phil Harrington- Mark Lomastro

Dr. Bowen- Jack Sheridan

Mrs. Phebe Bowen- Ellen Borden

Addie Churchill- JoAnne Giovino

Dr. Dolan- Michael Shogi

Miss Manning- Eliza Marks

Nellie Bly, Intrepid Globe-Spanning Reporter- Katrina Shogi

Undertaker Winward- Jerry Pacheco

Alice Russell- Kristin Pepe

A new Miss Lizzie is making her debut!  Tickets go on sale July 15th! Call 508-675-7333 to reserve.

Cool temps were welcome this year as crowds lined up for the annual production. The pears were ripe and swayed in the breeze as #92 welcomed visitors from near and far to step back in time.Relive-the-Borden-murders

(C) image Hollie Dziedzic 2007  The Eyes of Lizzie Borden

The Cast for 2011
Lizzie Borden: Kathleen Troost-Cramer

Detective Seaver: Ben Rose
Abby Borden: Shelley Dziedzic (flat on the floor)
Andrew Borden: Nicole (under the sheet)
Bridget Sullivan Suzanne Rogers
Emma Borden: Barbara Morrissey
Addie Churchill: JoAnne Giovino
Alice Russell: Kristin Pepe
Uncle John: Joe Radza
Dr. Dolan: Michael Shogi

Undertaker Winward  Richard Marr-Griffin
Miss Manning from the Herald: Christina Lambertson
Internationally acclaimed world reporter, Nellie Bly- Katrina Shogi
Marshall Hilliard; Ray Mitchell
Mrs. Dr. Bowen: Ellen Borden

Once again, for the fifth consecutive year, the Second Street Irregulars (Muttoneaters), awarded their coveted “Lambie” to favorite actor and actress for 2010.  There was a surprise this year in a tie vote for Will Clawson’s portrayal of Officer Phil Harrington and Ray Mitchell’s “dead-on” take - off on city marshal Rufus B. Hilliard. 

Ray will reprise his role as Hilliard again this August 4th for the annual Second Street re-creation of the day of the crime, while Will shall tackle the part of Borden undertaker, James E. Winward.

Will Clawson as the mustachioed Phil Harrington of the FRPD, 2010!

Hercule Poirot has NOTHING on Phil!

Ray Mitchell strikes a pose as Rufus B. Hilliard, City Marshal

Kristin Pepe found her niche last year, playing the loyal friend, and hard-working helpmate to the Borden clan, Alice Russell.  The Best Actress Lambie was a shoo-in for Kristin’s spot-on portrayal of Lizzie’s sympathetic chum who came to comfort when Irish maid Bridget Sullivan fled the scene.

Kristin in her role on August 4th with Emma (Barbara Morrissey) and  Lizzie in her pink and white wrapper, (Lorraine Gregoire).

All the ladies will be back in full force again this year!  Congratulations one and all.

 

Congratulations to cast and  support crew on a great effort and performance this year!

The cast enjoyed a great day at the Lizzie Borden  Bed and Breakfast Museum as they, for the 14th year, adapted the facts of the case for performance to the public.  Tickets were sold out well before the afternoon, with starting times on the half hour this year.  An exit poll was given to the visitors and over 60 % of those who filled out the form decided Lizzie was the guilty party, with Uncle John Morse coming in a distant second.  There was a drawing at the end of the day for a gift certificate to the popular B&B.  Some of the cast is shown above after the day was ended, before being treated to a tour of all floors of Lizzie’s home on French St., Maplecroft.  For more about the day visit the Fall River Herald site article http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x84685033/Fall-Rivers-infamous-Borden-murders-reenacted-on-118th-anniversary

More script details and cast photos coming soon!

Logan Livesey will be a first-time cast member in 2010 although he is no stranger to the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum.  Logan has worked as part time chef and primary housekeeper for nearly two years.    Some who frequent the King Richard Faire in Carver, Massachusetts may recognize Logan from years gone by where he was a costumed medieval re-enactor with his mom, also once an employee at the Lizzie B&B who once played Borden friend, Alice Russell.

Logan enjoys the work at the house, which requires some muscles to lift the weekly tons of laundry down to the cellar laundry room.  The worst part of the housekeeper’s job- folding all the sheets!  The cooking takes some getting used to, especially pacifying the old black cast iron stove.  

As for all the paranormal focus on the house in recent years, Logan says, “ Some rooms have a certain feeling , as if someone did not want you around- a sort of feeling of foreboding.”

If he could be one person in the house on the day of the murders, it would not be a person at all.

“I would love to be a fly on the wall- or maybe on Lizzie’s shoulder!” 

As to the guilty party, Logan has no hesitation- “Lizzie did it- no other and no accomplice. Bridget had no motive and Lizzie had everything to gain.  Plus she was on the spot.  I think Andrew was respectable, but not likeable, and very hard in his business dealings.  Age and life affected him..”

As to whether Andrew deserved what he got- “ Hard to say- it was a bad end.  But in the end, nobody was worse off for his demise- and two were better off!”

Logan is Fall River born and raised and will play the part of Andrew Borden (under the sheet).  The hardest part “will be staying perfectly still on a very uncomfortable sofa.”

Lambie Winner 2009 Best Actor Joe Radza as John Morse

Cast 2009

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