"The Belle of Amherst" at the TWCC
The Tallapoosa Wellness Collective of Carrollton is proud to present "The Belle of Amherst," by William Luce at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. The play about Emily Dickinson will be performed by Sybil Rosen, an award-winning playwright, novelist, and actress.
Sybil has been nominated for Chicago's Jefferson Award for Best Actress. Her novel for young adults, "Speed of Light," won the Sydney Taylor Award for Older Readers. As a writer, her film narration was nominated for an Academy Award, and she won an Emmy for Best Writing on the Daytime Serial "Guiding Light." Recently she co-wrote the screenplay with Ethan Hawke for the movie BLAZE, which Hawke directed, and which is based on her "Living in the Woods in a Tree," a memoir about life in a Carroll County treehouse with Texas music legend Blaze Foley.
“The ‘Belle of Amherst’ is an intimate glimpse into the life of our most loved – and least known – American poet, Emily Dickinson. By turns, funny, poignant, lyrical, and wise, the one-woman play investigates the poet’s unusual life – her self-imposed seclusion, the close circle of family, her writing life, and the men who loved her. I’ve loved Emily Dickinson’s poetry for a long time. And when I discovered ‘The Belle of Amherst,’ I fell in love with her. The beauty of performing the play is that, for about an hour, I get to be a genius.” -Sybil Rosen
No tickets or reservations are required, and donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will go to building an accessibility ramp at the Tallapoosa Wellness Collective of Carrollton.
For more information contact Pat at 319.240.2941
Sybil Rosen as Emily Dickinson
Photo by Margery Bouris