About The Production

This inspiring one-woman show spans over four decades in the life of beloved and reclusive nineteenth-century poet, Emily Dickinson. Set in her Amherst, Massachusetts home, Emily invites you into her parlor for an afternoon of tea, black cake and stories of her life. She opens her heart and tells the truth… sometimes slant. The story unfolds through the use of her life’s work, her diaries and letters. The audience is introduced to 15 leading characters and the impact they had on her life. William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst shows us both the heartbreak and the joy of Dickinson’s secluded life. A life she crafted through her passion and pain.