Contact: Matt Polk / Wayne Wolfe / Lilly Claar
FALL RIVER FISHING
Written by Zuzanna Szadkowski and Deborah Knox
Directed by Eric Tucker
Final performance on March 9, 2023 at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, New York NY 10007)
FALL RIVER FISHING is a riotous and kaleidoscopic tour through the story of Lizzie Borden, who “took an axe” and was acquitted of the hatchet murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892. Zuzanna Szadkowski & Deborah Knox’s darkly absurd comedy about what happened that day Lizzie did or didn’t murder her parents is a story about broken Hollywood dreams, unrequited love, self-loathing, generosity, vanity and the mean things that stepmoms say. The play’s irreverent, anarchic humor ultimately grows to encompass Ibsen’s A Doll's House, contemporary Brooklyn, Sharon Tate, and the impossibility of ever truly knowing the people we’re closest to, in a contemporary meditation on/war against a disappointing life.