One-Woman Play About American Poet Emily Dickinson Comes to Metro Libraries


Although she wrote over 1,800 poems, only a dozen of them were published during her lifetime.  Poets are not generally known to be roisterers, but Emily Dickinson made introversion and reclusiveness into fine arts.

Actress Ginger Grace brings Dickinson to life in William Luce’s one-woman play, “The  Belle of Amherst.”  The play will be presented on February 15th and 16th at four Metropolitan Library System sites.

“For all her seclusion and eccentricities,” said MLS Director of Outreach Services Dana Morrow, “Dickinson had a real zest for living.  She was a spinster with a legendarily wicked sense of humor.  Maybe that’s why she never married.”

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