Already closed | 2h 0m | Red Bank

The Belle of Amherst

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky, Great performer!, Funny

About the show

Crafted from diary entries, letters, and poems by Emily Dickinson, this solo play offers a personal look at the life of one of America’s greatest poets.

2h 0m | Already closed | Two River Theater (Red Bank)

Member Reviews (4)


Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky, Great performer!, Funny
Avg Score

Thought-provoking, Romantic, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to get lost in the life of one of America's greatest poets as portrayed by a terrific actress who commands the stage

Don't see it if You hate one person shows, poetry, or thoughtful prose

Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you're at all literary, you love poetry or Emily Dickinson specifically, or you appreciate masterful one-woman performances.

Don't see it if you prefer straightforward scripts with obvious arcs and tidy conclusions.

Also Revivals of old-timey cerebral plays are not my thing, yet I thoroughl... Read more Read less

Great performer!

See it if You like Emily Dickinson or excellent acting

Don't see it if You don’t

Historical, Informative, Slow, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like Emily Dickinson, or if you're open to learning a bit about her life and her words.

Don't see it if you don't like 1-person shows or you're hoping for lots of her poetry.

April 22nd, 2019
“The one-person play features the brilliant acting talent of Silliman...Expertly directed...the production shines a light on the life, times, and works of the celebrated poet...Luce’s wonderfully crafted play is drawn from Dickinson's own writings, and it is an authentic portrait of the poet's co...
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April 28th, 2019
"That the reputedly reclusive Dickinson would have been so forthcoming is questionable; regardless, Ms. Silliman’s performance is touchingly sensitive as well as unflinchingly commanding...Miraculously, Silliman is not dwarfed by Harry Feiner’s handsome set, which wants only for the kitchen sink....
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May 2nd, 2019
"An impressive feat of acting. To memorize two hours of stream-of-consciousness musings — and then deliver it all in a natural, seamless way — seems to me to be as daunting a task as building a television set from scratch...I feel, though, that while Luce should be applauded for helping to make p...
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April 22nd, 2019
“A two-hour glimpse of more than just poetry...Silliman carried this one-woman show with grace and liveliness...Rechnitz’s production emphasized the life of an individual who made choices, in her poetry as well as in her life, even when they might not have been popular...The marvel of the show wa...
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