Through a pairing of her words with the music of renowned composer Amy Beach, Ensemble for the Romantic Century brings audiences on a journey into poet Emily Dickinson’s soul and inner world. More…
Emily Dickinson produced some of the most haunting and mysterious works of the 19th Century, but she was one of the most elusive artistic personalities. In Dickinson’s self-imposed solitude, she constructs a world of images, sensations, and emotions ruled by the breadth of her imagination.
See it if a fan of Emily Dickinson's work, invested in 19th-to-mid-20th-century American history, unbothered by subpar storytelling if music delights.
Don't see it if expecting: riveting and historically-accurate performances; more than poetry set to music; a cohesive show: this relies on projections, too.
See it if You like chamber music, Emily Dickinson, the romance of poetry and classical music
Don't see it if You need a linear plot, classical chamber music and/or poetry bore you
See it if You love Emily Dickinson and Amy Beach. But don't expect the lovely music to enhance the poems. They each go their own way as do the videos.
Don't see it if You want either a recital or a poetry reading. Leaves you wanting more Dickinson poetry. You get beautiful music but the two do not mesh.
See it if You want to hear an extraordinary string quartet, piano, soprano, Dickinson poetry, and watch interesting slides
Don't see it if You expect a solid play or musical. This is more of a salon or musicale.
See it if A good way to discover/understand a little about Emily Dickinson. The chamber music accompanying the play was suburb.
Don't see it if You are a restless person as it’s a little long and might be tedious for some.
See it if This is one for poetry fans, Dickinson in particular. An artist with remarkable talent, a tendency for morbid material,a flirtationwithdeath
Don't see it if You’re unmoved by poetry or disturbed by the notion of suicide as an inevitability in a woman’smind; a beautiful, fiercelytalented tragicfig
See it if Pedigreed princess Page mesmerizes in the uncertainty of her acting choices. On the same level as her "Edge" and "Torn Page."
Don't see it if Chambre music ensemble romantic concert series shares DNA w/ previous in same space.Extract Angelica and the others aren't distinguishable
See it if you enjoy unusual theater. This show combines acting with instrumental and vocal music and video to tell story of Dickinson's life.
Don't see it if you like a traditional telling of a story or you do not like classical music.
See it if you're interested in Emily Dickinson and would like to hear beautiful music on stage. The music was just enchanting.
Don't see it if you want to see a traditional show. This is definitely outside of the box. Had potential but it was a little too slow for me.
See it if You want a glimpse of Emily Dickinson’s life and writing. You are curious about the music of Amy Beach. You are open to unusual thoughts.
Don't see it if You don’t like 19th-century classical music. One-woman shows don’t interest you. You want action or love stories.
See it if You love classical music played by excellent musicians by a woman composer and the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Don't see it if You get frustrated trying to figure out what it’s all about and what the focus is
See it if you enjoy experiencing different approaches to telling a story. The chamber music is exceptional, the story telling is weak.
Don't see it if you want or expect to see a traditional stage performance