Metropolitan Playhouse presents a story inspired by the life and legacy of Emily Dickinson and a family struggling to balance their private life with their very public image. More…
New Year’s Eve, 1899. The Stanhope family is selling its homestead. Pillars of the community, they are also the family of Alison Stanhope, who rose to literary prominence after her death. A reporter arrives, hoping to find one last story in Alison’s possessions. Her surviving siblings want no more eyes prying into their late sister’s life, but her niece and nephews see everything about her as belonging to the world. When they discover a portfolio of hitherto unknown papers, the house’s disruption becomes a question of where family history ends and literary legacy begins.
See it if You want to think about how much and how little has changed in gendered roles in the last century You are a devote of Emily Dickenson
Don't see it if You want splashy or light theater
Also The writing is amazing - the play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931
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