The Murder of Mary Lane - Halifax Fringe 2022

Chris Coculuzzi

  • Masks Required
  • Limited Seating

70 MIN | $15.00



Just after four o'clock in the afternoon of July 5th, 1899 in Brandon, Manitoba, thirty-two year old Mary Lane, wife to prominent businessman Robert Lane and pregnant mother of four young children was shot in the back. As her servant girl Hilda Blake bathed her face with water she died without saying who had done it. On December 27th of that same year, Hilda would be hanged for the crime, one of only a handful of women to receive capital punishment in Canada. This play blends historical accounts and texts with speculative fiction in order to explore themes that still resonate today. 


Written and directed by Chris Coculuzzi

Set and Lighting Design by David Howse

Stage Managed by Katie Ferguson

Featuring: Katie Graham, Justin Mozel, Bryn Rowlands, John O'Brien, Natalie Fournier, Margaret Hild, Ellen Oldford, and Michael Stack 


Access Note: There are two wheelchair seats available at the back row of the Neptune Theatre's Scotiabank Stage. If you require these seats please email and we will confirm they are reserved for you to purchase.

Halifax Fringe prioritizes accessibility and community care. We require masks indoors to keep each other safe. Together we can make our festival a safer space for everyone, including our immunocompromised patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff. If you forget yours, free masks will be available at each venue. Thank you for your care and support!

Neptune Theatre's Scotiabank Stage

1589 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2B2