Seneca Community Players announces the cast of its upcoming show, “Blood Relations,” to be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23; at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24; and at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, in the Delavan Theater on the campus of the New York Chiropractic College, 2360 State Route 89, Seneca Falls, New York.
“Blood Relations” revisits the 1892 murders of Andrew Borden and wife Abby, along with the homicide charges brought against Mr. Borden’s spinster daughter, Lizzie. Lizzie was later acquitted of the charges, but interest in the infamous crime continues to this day in part because of the brutality of the crime and the possibility that it could have been committed by someone regarded as a pillar of her community. The play, by Canadian playwright Sharon Pollock, takes place 10 years after Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the charges. An actress friend questions whether or not Lizzie killed her father and stepmother. Hence commences a play-within-a-play that sheds additional light and insight on the crime.
Liz Thurston of Seneca Falls will take on the dual roles of The Actress and Lizzie. Making their SCP debuts are Union Springs resident Christine Moulton in the dual roles of Miss Lizzie and Bridget the maid and Melissa Baxter of Seneca Falls as Lizzie’s sister, Emma Borden. Veteran thespians John King of Waterloo and Susan Sinicropi of Seneca Falls assume the roles of Andrew Borden and his wife, Abigail. Rounding out the cast are Seneca Falls resident Paul Wenderlich as both Dr. Patrick and The Defense and Geneva’s Kevin Schoonover as Mrs. Borden’s brother, Harry Wingate.
Pre-sale tickets for the show are $9 and $10 and available at WomanMade Products, Fall St., Seneca Falls; Area Records and Music, Geneva, or online at www.senecacommunityplayers.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $11 and $12.
For more information, contact director Becky Bly at (315) 568-9364.