The Innocence of Maria

Mar 28, 2014 652

Our readers are cordially invited to attend a reading of Dennis Loiacono's play, "The Innocence of Maria" on Thursday, April 3rd at the Italian American Museum. The play tells the story of Maria Barbella who was the first woman sentenced to die in the electric chair.


About the play:
On April 26, 1895 an Italian immigrant from the Lower East Side of New York City, murdered her lover for refusing to marry her. Arrested and convicted of the murder, she was the first woman sentenced to die in the electric chair. The play tells the story of love, betrayal and a code of honor that threatened the sensibilities of Americans.

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