Belle Of Amherst

Date(s) - 04/22/2021 - 05/23/2021
12:00 am

O'Reilly Theater


This dazzling play is an amazing one-woman show that makes use of her work, diaries and letters of poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) to reveal an important period in her life.

Emily shares the agony and joy of living in the restricted world of rural Massachusetts. 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.

The original 1976 Broadway production garnered raves for director Charles Nelson Reilly (1931-2007 and a Tony Award for actress Julie Harris (1925-2013).

621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States