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Walk into Emily Dickenson’s life and times with ‘The Belle of Amherst’

The Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) will present “The Belle of Amherst” Friday, September 22, through Sunday, September 24, at the Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

Tickets are $35 for a 6 p.m. gala performance on Friday, including refreshments, and $20 for 3 p.m. shows Saturday and Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at, or 462-0881.

With generous excerpts from Emily Dickenson’s poetry, letters and other writings, William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst delivers a powerful and credible performance of her life.

Her innermost thoughts and feelings are revealed through her conversations with her sister, father, brother and the love of her life—a man of the cloth named Charles Wadsworth—all of whom are unseen and offstage, said CASA program director Betty Wirth.

Julia Tilley portrays Emily Dickenson. She is at once warm, inspiring and anguished, but always entertaining as she portrays America’s much beloved poet.

All those who have worked on this production, including the Lancaster Players, have donated their time and talent, making it possible for all proceeds to directly benefit the important work that CASA does to help the abused and neglected children of the Northern Neck, said Wirth.

Rappahannock Record Staff
Rappahannock Record Staff
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