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The Belle Of Amherst


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by William Luce

directed by Nehemiah Persoff

July 5 - July 27, 2008

The Pewter Plough Playhouse will present "The Belle of Amherst" by William Luce, weekends during the month of July. The production stars Cambrian Emma Duncan in a one-woman show telling of the life and work of Emily Dickinson. Cambria's remarkable young actress will make her Playhouse debut in this special production, directed by Nehemiah Persoff. This famous and popular play is based on the life of the great American poet, Emily Dickinson, and was originally written for the famous actress, Julie Harris, who won a Tony award for her performance in the play.

"Emma Duncan is definitely on her way to Broadway", says Persoff, Cambria's own stage and screen star. "She has the most wonderful, magical, mesmerizing quality on stage I've seen in a youngster, since my days at the Actors' Studio, where I was captivated by the great talents and charm of Julie Harris (herself a neophyte then), Maureen Stapleton, Kim Stanley, Cloris Leachman and Kim Hunter."

According to Jim Buckley, Artistic Director of the PPP, the play was chosen not only to celebrate the extraordinary artistry of Emma Duncan, but to experience the reassurance of a beautiful play, full of passion and poetry and heart.