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Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden

The Delvena Theatre Company will present “Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks” at the Groton Public Library on Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m. The production is co-sponsored by the Groton’s Woman’s Club and the Groton Public Library Endowment.

An edutainment production, written by Fran Baron and directed by Joseph Zamparellia, Jr., the show will feature Lynne Moulton and Joseph Zamparelli, Jr. in multiple roles. The performance includes a mock trial that invites the audience to participate by questioning Lizzie and deciding her guilt or innocence. Did she or didn’t she? Don’t axe. Or, you be the judge February 2 at the Groton Public Library.

Lynne Moulton has performed several roles for Delvena Theatre including her IRNE nominated Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Sissy in Piece of My Heart and also for numerous other theater companies in the New England area. She received her acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art under the direction of Sir Robert Palmer and at Trinity Rep Conservatory.

Joseph Zamparelli, Jr., is a professional actor, director and producer. A graduate of Boston College (Psychology/Theater Arts) he went on to the professional training program at Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC. In addition to commercial film and television work, he is Producing/Artistic Director of BostonAlive.

The Delvena Theatre Company was founded in 1992 and has performed at various venues, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts. The company was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards. Its production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ was on Theatre Mirror’s Best List for acting, directing and production. Presentations of ‘Anna Weiss’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’ were included on Theatre Mirror’s best play list and ‘Blue Heart’ was placed on Aisle Say’s best list.

“Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks” is recommended for ages 12 and over. For more information, contact the Groton Public Library at (978) 448-8000.