“BELLE is a play that poses all the right and great questions…and so does dazzle us.” Gabriel Gilbert, Milwaukee’s Downtown Edition December 23, 1991

The Belle of Amherst

A play based on the life of Emily Dickinson

By William Luce

October 18-November 10, 2013

Directed by Suzan Fete

Featuring Jenny Wanasek as Emily Dickinson

I'm Nobody! Who are you? 

Are you -- Nobody – too?

-Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson warmly welcomes us into her charming Amherst home for a slice of her special ‘Black Cake’ and a thoroughly entertaining evening. Told in two acts, this play gives voice to one of America's most enigmatic and eccentric poets. THE BELLE OF AMHERST is a breathing autobiography of a true nonconformist.


Suitable for ages 12 and over

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