The Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program will present “The Belle of Amherst” September 22 through 24 at the Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.
Julia Tilley is reprising the role of one of the greatest American women poets, Emily Dickinson, said CASA director Betty Wirth. CASA presented “The Belle of Amherst” in 2014 and six performances were sold out.
The personal “life” stories in the play, told by Dickinson, are extremely funny, deeply moving and brilliantly reveal the intelligent insights that reflect Dickinson’s genius, said Wirth.
Tilley has worked with the Westmoreland Players in Callao as a member of the board of directors, actor, singer and costume designer. She has done set work on 17 productions. She also has performed for the Steamboat Era Museum, the Haiti Relief Fund, The Haven and the American Cancer Fund. This production of “The Belle of Amherst” will again be directed and produced by Ken Baker.
A gala performance will open the run Friday. Wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be offered starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35.
The production will continue with matinees at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the matinees will be $20. The Lancaster Players will sell adult beverages at all performances.
Tickets can be purchased at 462-0881, or nncasa.com.