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The award-winning new play "Lizzie Borden Took an Axe" will have 2 performances in Lizzie's home town...Fall River, MA!

Bring Lizzie Home!

"Lizzie Borden Took an Axe" is an award-winning play that premiered in Syracuse, NY in November, 2010, produced by the registered NY non-profit The Covey Theatre Company. Our goal is to bring the entire production, including set pieces, 9 actors, and 3 technical staff to Fall River, MA for the 119th anniversary of the double-murder!

The play will have 2 performances at the Nagle Auditorium in Durfee High School August 5th and 6th. The space is booked, the cast is ready to go, and since we are a non-profit, the board of directors rely on their own pocket-money to bring the production to MA. That's where you come in! Help bring Lizzie Borden home with your financial contribution!

"Lizzie Borden Took an Axe" garnered 8 Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) nominations and landed 2 awards for Best Original New Play and Best Costumes. It also went on to win the Gloria Peter Playwright Competition of Aurora, NY. The play received exceptional reviews from critics and made loyal Lizzie fans glow - this show strives to be the most historically informed ever presented, satisfying even the most demanding Bordenophile! 

Reviews and photos are available for your perusal on www.thecoveytheatrecompany.com 

Thank you so much for your generous support!!! 

Garrett Heater - Playwright

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    Everyone will be reading your name - you've made into the "Lizzie" theatrical program as a contributor to our trip!

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    Make sure we get your mailing address - not only will you receive your name in the program, but we will mail you a copy signed by the entire "Lizzie" cast!

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    Enjoy the show! You've received 1 ticket to either performance date in Fall River, MA! Can't make the show and live closer to Syracuse? Well then you've just received 1 ticket to the world premiere of our fall show "The Romanovs." You choose! (You also get your name in the program that the cast will sign!)

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    Enjoy the show with a friend! You've received 2 tickets to either performance date in Fall River, MA! But if you live closer to Syracuse, you get 2 tickets to the world premiere of "The Romanovs" instead! You choose! (You also get your name in the program that the cast will sign!)

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    Meet the cast...on stage! You've received 2 tickets to the show, a signed program, your name in the program, a signed portrait of the cast in costume, as well as the chance to meet and speak with the cast on stage following opening night of the show! Fall River too far away? Apply all of these gifts to our Syracuse premiere of "The Romanovs" in the fall!

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    Your generosity is astounding! Receive all aforementioned gifts but you get something very special - a DVD of "Lizzie Borden Took an Axe" from the November Syracuse premiere. Relive every second of 'the tragedy' in your home for years and years to come! You will also be listed as THE major sponsor for the Covey's entire 2011-2012 season, with your name appearing prominently on all posters, programs and promotional materials!

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