Jefferson Pilgrimage

Diamond Bessie Murder Trial

diamond-bessie-murder-trialDiamond Bessie and Abe Rothschild arrived in Jefferson in early 1877. Following a picnic across Big Cypress Bayou, Abe departed town. Two weeks later, Bessie’s body was found in the woods, shot through the head. This is where our story begins. The historic little town of Jefferson has its share of ghost stories, and you will witness the best one of all when Bessie rises from her grave to spy on the re-enactment of her own sensational murder trial. Read more about the history of the play, its character and cast at

Tickets: $20.00 for the 64th Annual Performances. On sale January 2, 2018.

Phone 903-665-0737

Performances in the Jefferson Playhouse, Corner of Market & Henderson streets

Thursday, May 3, 2018 • 7:30pm

Friday, May 4, 2018 • 7:30pm

Saturday, May 5, 2018 • 5:30pm AND 8:30pm

Sunday, May 6, 2018 • 2:00pm