The Belle of Amherst

Starring Maureen Silliman
By William Luce
Directed By Robert Rechnitz

JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER

“humongous, juicy role for an actress, spanning smiles and tears, history and fantasy, prose and poetry.”

—Entertainment Weekly


Running Time: 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission

Crafted from diary entries, letters, and poems by Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst is a spellbinding and personal look at the life of one of America’s greatest poets. The production features the return of the beloved actress Maureen Silliman to the Two River stage and will be directed by Two River Founder Robert Rechnitz, who was a Professor of American Literature at Monmouth University for 35 years.

Actress Maureen Silliman; Scenic Design by Harry Feiner; Lighting Design by Andrew F. Griffin; Sound Design by Charles Coes and Nathan Roberts; Wig Design by Cookie Jordan; Costume Design by Andrea Hood; Production Stage Manager Larry Copeland; Photos by T. Charles Erickson

 

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Book Club: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson 
This relatively contemporary collection of Dickinson’s work splits her work into four thematic categories, which we will discuss: “Life”, “Love”, “Nature”, and “Time and Eternity.”

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