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Sun, Jul 16


Simpson House

World Premiere of The Murderess Night 2

The Murderess music by Allison McIntosh and libretto by Trip Venturella. A thrilling true-crime opera.

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World Premiere of The Murderess Night 2
World Premiere of The Murderess Night 2

Time & Location

Jul 16, 2023, 2:00 PM

Simpson House, 4509 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA

About the Event

Synopsis: *Warning: Spoiler Alert!*

The Murderess is a thriller that takes place in 1899. Minnie, an elderly and very wealthy woman, has two employees in her service: Jane, a nurse, and Julianne, a maid. Jane is a somewhat suspicious figure who Julianne thinks may be stealing from Minnie. Julianne begins to investigate, while Jane makes a trip to the pharmacy to buy some questionable medications. Once Julianne has left the house for a social outing with the pharmacist, Charlie, Jane prepares an injection of the poison strychnine and plans to administer it to a sleeping Minnie. Julianne realizes Jane’s intentions and rushes back to the house to stop her. Jane is arrested, but when Minnie wakes, she is furious with Julianne. Minnie explains that because her cancer is terminal and very painful, she had in fact hired Jane to assist her in suicide. She begs Julianne to take Jane’s discarded pistol and finish the job – Julianne is devastated, but agrees. The opera ends with a gunshot to Minnie’s heart.




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