The Belle of Amherst

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 20:30
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 20:30
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 20:30

The Belle of Amherst
Norm Johnson
17 – 19 October, 8:30pm at Zoukak Studio


Regular: 30,000LL / Students: 15,000 LL 
For reservation and information contact +96170019970 


The Belle of Amherst gives its audience the opportunity to spend an evening with Emily Dickinson, face to face. Written using many of Dickinson’s poems, poem-letters and other correspondence from her life, we get a glimpse into the very private, seclusive world Miss Dickinson inhabited in Amherst, Massachusetts. Indeed, this imagined “visit” gives us a glimpse that she herself, an avowed recluse, would never have granted an audience in her lifetime. The playwright, William Luce, suggests Emily was a “seclusive individualist of the highest order.” His play allows us to meet Ms. Dickinson as she shares her own story and welcomes us into the “inner drama of a poet’s consciousness.” “The Belle of Amherst is a love affair with language, a celebration of all that is beautiful and poignant in life. 



Performed by: Kathleen Mulligan
Directed by: Norm Johnson
Lighting and Projection Design: Kyle Stamm
Sound Design: Aria Sardella
Stage Management in New York: Kelsey Dunne and Rhys Kauffman
Dramaturgy: David DeVries
Coordinator: Vanessa Breeding
Production Manager: Razan Abu Ismail
Graphic Designer: Bo-Sung J. Kim


The Belle of Amherst is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, produced by the Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut with support from the Ithaca College Office of Sponsored Research and School of Humanities and Sciences, and co-sponsored by The Women and Gender Studies Initiative AUB.

Emily Dickinson. Daguerreotype. ca. 1847 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.  Amherst College Archives and Special Collections is the home of the original daguerreotype.

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Zoukak Theatre

506 Corniche du Fleuve River Bridge Saloumi Building, first floor
Karantina , Beirut
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