The Alley Theatre presents, “FALL RIVER”
A WORLD PREMIERE
March 21-24, 2024
A Lizzie Borden Musical
by Rick Vale
THE ALLEY is proud to be the first to present a new musical, written and directed by Rick Vale. The 1892 murders of Andrew and Abby Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts…and the trial of Lizzie Borden which followed…held the nation in thrall. It was a sensation of “firsts” for the United States and the world: a well-bred young woman accused, women reporters offered a chance to report on the case, and women allowed in the courtroom as observers for the first time. It tested the bounds of American print news and “fake news” – and all the characters involved were, and are, as colorful as if always and intentionally written for the theatre. This dark, entertaining, musical will be presented in THE ANDERSON MUSEUM OF ART.