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)


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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