• April 27 - May 6

Bury the Hatchet

by Sasha Wilson Taliesin West

Lizzie Borden took an axe…

Andrew Borden and his wife Abby are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on the morning of August 4th, 1892.

Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect. 

Tried but acquitted of the crime, the story goes that she wielded the axe that killed them. Overnight, she becomes America’s original “mad, bad and dangerous to know” icon of tabloid and rumour. 

Set to prairie bluegrass music, and fusing folktale, nursery rhyme and Vaudevillian horror,  “Bury the Hatchet” will settle the age-old question: Did Lizzie escape the hangman’s noose? And is Andrew and Abby’s blood truly on her hands?

This new work by London-based playwright, Sasha Wilson will make its Western Hemisphere premiere at Taliesin West


Taliesin West

Pavilion Theater
12345 N Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Ticketing Information

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