Extra seating is being added on today as a result of a blizzard of news coverage and radio interviews for the play written and starring Jill Dalton. The old Eagle restaurant has been beautifully converted for the occasion and a flock of Mutton Eaters will descend to be on hand to meet and greet playgoers in the lobby. Dr. Dolan has a new derby hat for the occasion and Mrs. Borden will be circulating with a tray of hors d’oeuvres and tips for flaky pie crust! Alice Russell, Bridget Sullivan, Emma Borden and Mrs. Churchill will have something to say about everything, and undertaker, Mr. Winward will be glancing over the crowd for prospective future business! Best news of all- Miss Lizzie Borden Live will be returning in August- that all-important month!!
A third article by Herald’s Mark Dion has appeared in the paper today on the topic of the Mutton Eaters’ debut in the city at Lizzie Borden Live.
“To that end, appetizers and a cash bar will be available and, to help playgoers get into the proper mind set, the event will be enlivened by members of The Mutton Eaters, a shadowy group of enthusiasts who know their roles.
“We’ll have the Mutton Eaters there to interact with the audience,” Cabral said, explaining that, as you sip a cocktail before the show, you may be approached by a woman in authentic 19th century dress, a woman who claims to be Emma Borden. Listen to her. She’ll tell you who she is and she’ll tell you some interesting things about what did or didn’t happen on that morning. There will be other costumed players about, too, all with information to impart.”
We’re up to the challenge!
The flock is gearing up for a big weekend in Fall River when Jill Dalton’s Lizzie Borden Live comes to town at the former Eagle Restaurant. On Saturday trolleys will make a circuit of restaurant stops for guests dining out prior to the 8 p.m. curtain for the play. The Noble Order of Mutton Eaters will be on hand in various character roles and costume, to welcome and chitchat with guests, man the trolleys, and to pose artistically at #92 Second Street. What fun for all of us! – Read about it here http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x2122537493/Mutton-Eaters-have-a-taste-for-history