The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst

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The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst

Thu, Apr 22 - Sun, May 23, 2021
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater
  • O'Reilly Theater

by William Luce

The heart wants poetry…

The world is familiar with Emily Dickinson’s poems but this dazzling one-woman show introduces the complicated lady who created them. We meet Emily in Amherst, MA, circa 1845, where she shares recipes, gossip, and family. With mischievous humor, she talks about her love for nature and animals. But Emily also tells of her burning need to translate feelings into poetry, and through a bravura performance by a masterful actress/pianist, the play celebrates her unique fascination with both shadows and light.

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