• She’s back . . . . .





    Friday the 13th   thru   The Ides of March

    “Sweet, innocent, witty and savagely murderous.”

    Ed Wismer, Cape May Star and Wave


     ~ Columbus Theatre ~

    270 Broadway, 2nd floor ~ Cinematheque

    Providence, RI  02903

    (Accessible by stairs only)

     …Think you know her?…Think again….


    Written & Performed by: Jill Dalton

    Directed by: Jack McCullough                       Music by: Larry Hochman

    Lighting Design by: John P. Boomer


     Friday March 13, 2009 ~ 8:00 p.m.

     Saturday March 14, 2009 ~ 8:00 p.m.

    Sunday March 15, 2009 ~ 3:00 p.m.

    Advance Tickets ~ $25.00


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     JILL Dalton As: Lizzie Borden

    Winner 2007 Jacoby Award:


    “The nod goes to Jill Dalton for her Lizzie Borden in “Lizzie Borden Live.” She runs the gamut of emotions in her performance from that of a mild Christian woman to a ruthless murderer. Her reenactment of the murder of her mother (it was my stepmother!) and father is a chilling scene in this play and Dalton, who also wrote the script, vividly brings it to the audience.”

    Jacob Schaad Jr., The Cape May Gazette



    Dalton is nothing less than superb in her depiction of the character, as her Lizzie is alternating sweet, innocent, witty and savagely murderous. The audience is left to decide which Lizzie is the real one.”   Cape May Star Wave

    “I heartily recommend you see Lizzie Borden Live. . . . complex and most interesting Lizzie, in the person of Jill Dalton.   

    Cape May Star Wave

    “Absorbing performance . . . Dalton runs the gamut of emotions from supposedly mild Christian woman to that of a ruthless murderer.” 

    Cape May Gazette

    “Everything from Jill’s facial features (like Lizzie herself) to the way her voice can change throughout the play makes for compelling and oddly sympathetic viewing.”   Exit Zero

    “Truly superb . . . the script is fascinating. Jill Dalton is an astonishingly talented actress – she changes her mood and characters in a split second. The play should get a Pulitzer.”   

    Charles Alexander, writer for Time Magazine


    “Miss Dalton’s performance is a tour de force” 

     Richard Behrens, The Hatchet: Journal of Lizzie Borden Studies


    “Our audience comes to see Lizzie Borden Live expecting to find a monster….

    and instead they find themselves.” Jack McCullough, Director of Lizzie Borden Live



    Lizzie Borden Live was originally commissioned by: East Lynn Theater Company, Cape May, NJ


  • Providence Loves Lizzie Borden Live !


    As a monsoon raged outside the Broadway St. Columbus Theatre, inside the historic edifice, actress Jill Dalton was also taking the city by storm.  Playing to a sold-out house Saturday night, Ms. Dalton delivered a performance which brought down the house. The intimate venue was ideal for establishing a direct rapport with the actress on stage as she wove a tapestry of memories from the mind and soul of the notorious accused murderess.  At times, as she stepped out from behind the footlights to address the audience personally, it was as if we were all transported back in time to the garden of Maplecroft, her Fall River mansion after the acquittal. 

    It was a tour de force encapsulation of the major events in the life of Lizzie Borden, from her relationship with her older sister Emma, her friendship with actress Nance O’Neil, to life on Second Street, her Grand Tour trip, trial and acquittal- and of course- the day of the homicides.  With a masterful, sometimes humorous, and always compelling portrayal, Miss Dalton has taken the two-dimensional picture most of us have of Lizzie Borden and fleshed her out into a living, breathing, complex human being- sometimes frightening- sometimes sympathetic. The audience was spellbound – and all too soon it was over.  This is one not to miss.

    Fall River, take note– Lizzie Borden Live should be “coming home”!  For upcoming dates check the web site at  http://www.lizziebordenlive.com/

  • Lizzie Borden Live ! Schedule of Performances

     Actress and playwright Jill Dalton accepting her 2008 “Lambie” for best actress from the Second Street Irregulars at the annual Mutton Eaters’ Banquet.
    Sept.7, 2008,  Sunday 3:00 pm 78th Street Theatre Lab, 236 W. 78th St.,NYC,Between B’way & Amsterdam
    Sunday Oct. 5, 2008, 3:00 pm 78th Street Theatre Lab, 236, W. 78th St.,NYC,Between B’way & Amsterdam
    Friday Nov. 14,  2008, 8:00 pm Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI
    Saturday Nov. 15, 2008, 8:00 pm  Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI
    Sun. Dec. 7, 2008, 3:00 pm 78th Street Theatre Lab, 236 W. 78th St.,NYC,Between B’way & Amsterdam
    Thurs, Fri, Sat, January 8,9,10, 2009, 7:30 pm Canyon Moon Theatre  6601 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ
    Sunday Jan.11, 2009, 3:00 pm Canyon Moon Theatre  6601 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ
    Thurs, Fri, Sat, January 15, 16, 17, 2009, 7:30 pm Canyon Moon Theatre  6601 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ
    Sunday Jan.18, 2009, 3:00 pm Canyon Moon Theatre  6601 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ