Thursday, February 12, 2009

*The Belle of Amherst* at Interplayers

Feb. 26-March 14
starring Ellen Crawford
directed by Chris Schario (Public Theater, Auburn, Maine)

Crawford is best known for appearing in 112 episodes of ER (1994-2003) as Nurse Lydia Wright.

Emily Dickinson is best known for having composed 1,700 poems, mostly in the 1860s.

William Luce's one-woman play appeared on Broadway in 1976, and the following year, Julie Harris won the Tony for Best Actress.

Crawford says that "though people frequently think of Emily Dickinson as a sad recluse ... she truly grabs life with both hands ... as she says, 'I find ecstasy in living.' Those who assume a visit with her will be a dose of doom and gloom are in for a big surprise.'" 

Crawford recently appeared in New York in Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet with Daniel J. Travanti (Hill Street Blues). 

Tickets: $10-$21. Post-play receptions on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 27-28. Talk-back session with Ellen Crawford after the show on Thursday, March 5.

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At February 13, 2009 11:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Jane Fellows did this show at Interplayers some years ago. She was terrific. It will be interesting to see what Ellen does with it.

At February 13, 2009 11:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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