Gina Sauer delivers a penetrating and poignant performance as the maid of infamous axe-murderer Lizzie Borden at Nimbus Theatre. However, Carolyn Gage’s captivating script, Lace Curtain Irish, raises possibilities that Borden may have been a lesbian and may have been misinterpreted. Here’s solo drama that challenges fixed beliefs about something we may have thought we were certain of.
It’s part of an energetic and entertaining horror-themed play festival from Gadfly Theatre Productions at the Nimbus. There are two sets of one act plays – highly imaginative and believe it or not, often very very funny. It’s also a strong example of how Gadfly has evolved into a queer theater to be taken seriously.
The Final Frontier: Horror
Through July 19
Nimbus Theatre, 1517 Central Av. NE, Mpls.