"Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks..." That old playground singsong, however gory, would seem to have lost its power to send a chill up adult spines; we've since seen a lot worse in recent decades. It was, in fact, the O.J. Simpson trial that inspired writer-composer Christopher McGovern to examine another "crime of the century" -- the 19 century, that is. In reconstructing the infamous 1892 double parricide, McGovern cleaves pretty close to the known facts, adding just one key refraction of a character: Lizzie's damaged "inner child". Into his beautifully layered script, McGovern enfolds allusions to the 32-year-old spinster's known character flaws, from sticky fingers to rabid social-climbing aspirations. But then, Lizzie's home life was not exactly paradise, given her penny-pinching boor of a stepmother and her super-rich but miserly father, who may have taken more than a paternal interest in his youngest daughter.