Old Bridge, NJ – July 26, 2018 – Was Lizzie Borden truly innocent of the shocking crimes that happened over a century ago? The Old Bridge Public Library will examine the famous case as it presents “The Bizarre Case of Lizzie Borden” about the Sunday school teacher and early suffragette on Sunday, August 5th at 2pm.
In 1892, Borden was accused and acquitted in the brutal ax murders of her father and step-mother. It was during the staid Victorian era when women did not have the vote nor were believed to be cunning enough to devise, and too delicate to carry out, such heinous acts. As part of the Notorious Women of History program, Professional Speaker and Living History Reenactor Kate Butler inhabits the role of Borden in a thrilling one woman performance that reveals surprising facts of the case as well as Borden’s psychological state of mind. Butler portrays a complex woman who vacillates between child-like innocence and descent into the madness of her own greed and desire for revenge.
Lizzie will recount her girlhood days and events leading up to the murders of her parents on that sweltering August morning. She will conclude with details of what was considered the Trial of the Century and her ultimate acquittal.
The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.