Renaissance Theaterworks Stages THE BELLE OF AMHERST, Now thru 11/10
Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) presents the 1st show of its 21st season THE BELLE OF AMHERST a play based on the life of Emily Dickinson. Directed by Suzan Fete, featuring Jenny Wanasek. Running tonight, October 18 - November 10, 2013 at the Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway. Tickets can be purchased for $36 (fee & taxes not included) in person at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office, by telephone at (414) 291-7800, or online at www.r-t-w.com.
THE BELLE OF AMHERST Synopsis
Emily Dickinson warmly welcomes us into her charming Amherst home for a slice of her special 'Black Cake' and a thoroughly entertaining evening. Told in two acts, this play gives voice to one of America's most enigmatic and eccentric poets. THE BELLE OF AMHERST is a breathing autobiography of a true nonconformist.
Cast: Jenny Wanasek (Emily Dickinson). Production Team: Julie Swenson (Producer), Suzan Fete (Director), Catie O'Donnell (Assistant Director), Jennifer Rupp (Artistic Liaison), Marie Kohler (Dramaturge), Brandy Kline (Stage Manager), Lisa Schlenker (Set Design), Rick Graham (Lighting Design), Holly Payne (Costume Design), Chris Guse (Sound Design), Nikki Kulas (Prop Design), Tony Lyons (Technical Director), Darcy Devens (Backstage/Wardrobe), Tanya Dhein (Deck Chief).
Tickets to EDUCATING RITA are $28 for previews and $36 for regular performances (taxes and fess not included). Tickets are available through The Broadway Theatre Center box office by calling (414) 291-7800 or online at www.r-t-w.com. All performances are at The Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway. Monday, October 28, 2013 will be the Pay-What-You-Can performance at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets for the October 28th performance will be available at the door at 6:30 p.m. No phone-in orders or advanced sales will be accepted for the Pay-What-You-Can performance.)
THE BELLE OF AMHERST is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.
Renaissance Theaterworks is a member of Theater Wisconsin and the Third Ward Arts District. Renaissance Theaterworks receives support from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Milwaukee Arts Board, CAMPAC, United Performing Arts Fund, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and private donors and foundations. The mission of Renaissance Theaterworks is to create moving theater that awakens our recognition of what it is to be human - from classics to world premieres - with attention to women's roles onstage and off. Founded in 1993, Renaissance Theaterworks is, presently, Milwaukee's only women-founded and women-run theatre company.