Lizzie Borden took an axe, Gave her mother forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one.
Garst Museum presents, on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., Christy Igo’s program “Lizzie Borden: A life”. It is full of laughter, mystery, and horror as she brings Lizzie Borden to life to tell HER STORY of the murder of her beloved father and step mother. This crime is one of the bloodiest, most notorious and mysterious crimes of the 19th century!
In 1892 Lizzie Borden was found NOT guilty by a jury of her peers. Most of the towns folk of Falls River, Massachusetts DISAGREED. The trial received worldwide media attention. Lizzie became a celebrity. The gruesome details played out in the daily newspapers.
Did she or didn’t she? Modern law students still argue the case. You be the judge.
Christy Igo trained at Ohio University’s Professional Actor Training Program as well as at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She has worked professionally all over the North Eastern United States. She has worked in film, commercials and documentaries. She formed HerStory productions in 1999 to produce and perform original one woman shows about inspirational women from history.
The Garst Lecture Series are free to the public, thanks to a grant from the HOPE Foundation and the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust. Future lectures include the annual Salute to Veterans on November 7, 2010; and the return of Roan Smothers with “Longtown and the role of African-Americans in the Civil War”, plus more in 2011.
This lecture may be more suitable for mature audiences. For more information please call 937-548-5250 or online at www.garstmuseum.org.