OCTOBER 26-28, 2017

This production contains mature content.
Age Recommendation: Adult
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours (including 1 intermission)

Lizzie Borden Choreography by Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling
Music by Philip Feeney
Based on the True Infamous Murder Trial from the 1890s

The Raven Choreography by Nashville Ballet Company Dancer Christopher Stuart
Music by Franz Liszt
Based on the Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Did she or didn’t she? Viewers will judge for themselves when Lizzie Borden’s real-life double homicide case of 1892 hauntingly unfolds on stage this Halloween. Acquitted for the brutal ax murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden’s notorious courtroom trial remains one of the most controversial and sensationalized in American history. Nashville Ballet’s gripping interpretation takes audiences into the mind of the woman embroiled in the scandal to show that there may be more to the story than previously thought. The world premiere of The Raven explores Edgar Allan Poe’s dark poem by blending movement with a classical score.

Lizzie Borden with The Raven will be at TPAC's Polk Theater for three (3) performances:

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.


Performance Program

  Lizzie Borden c. 1892

Lizzie Borden c. 1892


Learn more about Lizzie Borden's real-life murder trial or bone up on Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven in preparation for the performance.


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