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a spine-tingling journey through history


Time & Location

Oct 27, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Kalamazoo, 134 E Vine St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, USA

About the show

Discover the Dark Secrets of American History: Murderess: Monologues of Notorious Killers Coming to The New Vic Theatre!

Prepare for a spine-tingling journey through history as The New Vic Theatre presents Murderess a chilling and thought-provoking play that delves into the minds of four infamous women from early modern America. In a suite of monologues, these women reveal their secrets, challenging the misrepresentations of truth in the press, the courts, and legend, leaving you to discern what is true and what is almost true.

Meet the Notorious Women:

- Lizzie Borden (1860-1927): The most famous of the group, she was charged with the August 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts.

- Laura Fair: She killed her married lover in San Francisco in 1870, leading to her arrest and a shocking incident at the police station.

- Margaret Hossack: In 1900, she took matters into her own hands, killing her abusive husband in Warren County, Iowa.

- Belle Gunness: A Norwegian by birth, Gunness committed a series of murders, burying her victims at her family farmhouse in La Porte, Indiana, including a headless adult female.

Intriguing, Fascinating, and Perfect for the Season:

"Monologues of Notorious Killers" promises to be an intriguing and captivating theatrical experience. It's a blend of emotion, humor, and spine-tingling moments, making it the ideal choice for the season. You'll find yourself drawn into the dark mysteries that these women unravel on stage.

Historical Fiction that Surprises and Delights:

This play is based on true stories but presented with a unique twist. It's historical fiction that will surprise, amuse, and delight lovers of all things true crime, spooky, or historic. Get ready to have your perceptions challenged and your curiosity piqued.

When and Where:

  • Opening Night: October 13, 8:00 PM
  • Show Dates: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM through October 28
  • Directed by: James Furney
  • Featuring: New Vic favorites Deb Koppers, Anna Kuhn, Jocelyn Furney, and Jennifer Furney
  • Ticket Information: All seats $30. (Students $10 at the door) Call 381-3328 for reservations and information or purchase tickets online at

Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the minds of history's most notorious killers. Join us at The New Vic Theatre for a hauntingly unforgettable experience!

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