Off the Rock*

The Belle of Amherst

A One-Woman Show

Thursday & Friday, March 24-25 7:30 pm
Gubelman Theatre
Adults $15
Student Reserved $8
* The Off the Rock series is dedicated to showcasing contemporary performance, both onstage and in the educational setting. The series will cover topics relevant to today and/or focus on unique forms of theatrical storytelling in order to offer audiences a stepping off point for community discussion and exploration

For more than 25 years now, actor/director Jane Fellows of Portland, Oregon has been performing this remarkable one-woman show on the life of poet Emily Dickinson.

“Each time I have the opportunity to share this extraordinary woman and her journey with an audience, I am humbled by her genius and humanity, her insights and perceptions and her feisty non-conformist nature.”

The Belle of Amherst allows the audience an intimate glimpse into the mind, soul, humor, and heart of a person who was ahead of her time.

Emily shares herself through her poems, insights and memories. One of America’s greatest poets was a recluse for much of her life. Through her poems, letters and accounts of visits with friends, this delightful and moving play was conceived and written by William Luce. As visitors in her parlor, the audience becomes part of Emily’s present time in 1883, in Amherst, Massachusetts.