Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Memphis Murder Inspires Play, "The Magnificence of the Disaster"

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Wife, mother, and arts patron Emily Klyce Fisher was stabbed to death in her house on Central Avenue in February 1995. The horrendous murder made headlines and TV news for weeks, and after 12 years, two trials, and one conviction, some still question if the true killer is in jail.

Fisher’s daughter, Rebecca Fisher, has written a one-woman show called The Magnificence of the Disaster, which explores not only the chilling crime itself, but issues surrounding family, race, and Southern identity. Already presented in San Francisco, it was described as “unique and moving” by the San Francisco Weekly and “highly individual and culturally resonant” by the Bay Guardian.

The show will debut in Memphis at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe, May 24-26 and May 27. For ticket info call 726-4656.

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