ABOUT THE PLAY

bellamaboutgraphic1The audience is invited
into the world of
Emily Dickinson,
with all of its secrets, eccentricities and passions.  In her own words, Emily says “Every town must have its local character – and that’s what I am!”
Met with surprises at every turn, she puts pen to paper and overcomes daunting challenges. At times, she is compelled to “stop the world” as creativity starts – and her poems come to life in the unique voice that defied the conventions of her time.  It’s a deliriously private world – and Emily Dickinson is our host!
bellamaboutgraphic2Ginger Grace has been performing The Belle of Amherst throughout the country for the past 11 years for audiences of all ages.  She toured nationally opposite Rich Little in The Presidents, playing all of his First Ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton.  She has worked extensively in New York and Regional Theatre.

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“THE PRODUCTION CAPTURED WHAT THE THEATRE IS ALL ABOUT
– the language,  the imagination and the ability of an actor to transport us to another time and place…a show that I proudly repeated in last year’s season due to popular demand.”
– Jeffrey Rosenstock, Queens Theatre in the Park, NY

The Belle of Amherst is an inspiring, moving and highly entertaining biographical portrait of Emily Dickinson, America’s beloved and most eccentric and prolific poet.

Emily lived the last 30 years of her life as a recluse in her family home in Amherst, Massachusetts.  When you see this production, you understand why her work is still so vital today!

Currently Booking at:  Theatres, Performing Arts Centers, Universities, Schools & Libraries
Suggested Age Range:  5th Grade & Up