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NOW PLAYING                
The Belle of Amherst by William Luce
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 PM and May 5 at 2:30 PM

THE REVIEW IS IN....

                                                          There is little to say about the audience reaction to last night’s opening of The Belle of                                                                  Amherst at the Cabaret Theatre in Latrobe. They laughed, they cried, they were                                                                                     breathless   in   anticipation of whatever was to come next  as  Rachel Nicely channeled the                                                               spirit of American  poet Emily Dickinson. At the end, the audience stood spontaneously                                                                 and enthusiastically as  they waited for the actress to return for her bow.

With the grace of a ballerina, Ms. Nicely managed the numerous transitions in the William Luce script as adroitly as she negotiated the beautifully-cluttered, two-tiered set (bedroom and parlor) designed by John Michael Horanic and dressed with taste and skill by Janet and David Seremet, Francine Mitchell, and Donna Horanic. The confined performance space of the intimate Olde Main Theater seemed to consciously reflect the self-imposed confinement of Emily Dickinson to her familial home in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Last night, we were invited into Emily Dickinson’s home where Ms. Nicely and the production company treated us to far more than tea and Miss Emily’s famous “black cake.” Without even a hint that it was occurring, the shy and retiring Dickinson enticed us into her life, her loves, her triumphs, and heartbreaks. Seamlessly, Rachel Nicely gave us flawless renditions of some of the many characters in her life. Ranging from the old biddy Henrietta Sweetser to her eight year old nephew Gilbert, the people in Dickinson’s life became real before our very eyes.

Most remarkable of all, however, was the poetry.

Even someone who has had the worst possible experience of poetry in a high school
English class will hardly even recognize all of the poetry contained in the script. It
flows from Nicely as through it were her native language and we are swept away with
its power. When she leans toward the audience and giggles “I’m nobody, who are you?
Are you nobody, too?” the delivery is so natural that only someone very familiar with
the famous Dickinson poem will recognize it as a poem.

Let no one think that this production of The Belle of Amherst is merely one actress reciting poetry for two hours. It is far from that.

Rather, it is a portrait of a person and that person is not only Emily Dickinson but you and me as well. By allowing us a good look at Emily Dickinson, William Luce and his interpreter Rachel Nicely invite us to look at ourselves. This reviewer thinks that what you will see is how full of wonder we are and how precious a thing it is to be alive.

Finally, anyone who avows that he or she is a “lover of theatre” must see this production. The play is not produced often and rarely performed as well.

The run continues at Olde Main Theater in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (350 Main Street). Seven performances remain: May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 and May 5 at 2:30.

The New Season
May 2019--August 2-19

I’m nobody!
Who are you?
Are you—Nobody—too?

The poet Emily Dickinson preferred to be a nobody if being a somebody meant that she had to conform to society’s norms. This one-woman, brilliant portrayal of the now-famous recluse invites you into Emily’s Amherst home for a cozy chat which reveals not only that she is not a nobody, but you are not a nobody either. This award-winning play is unique and a theatrical experience you won’t want to miss.

The Belle of Amherst​​
by William Luce

May  1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 PM
May 5 Sunday Matinee at 2:30 PM

May 1--Pay What You Wish Night
May 2--Half-Price Night ($7.50)


  There wouldn't have been a MY FAIR LADY​​
without...
Pygmalion
By George Bernard Shaw
adapted for the Olde Main Stage by John J. Carosella

June 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30  PM
June 9 Sunday Matinee at 2:30 PM
  
  

You will find it amazing that the issues that Shaw raises in this play are as timely as they were when he first wrote about them:  Women and femininity, hopes and aspirations, misogyny, dreams identity, and many more.  Eliza and Henry engage in the eternal battle of the sexes.  Who wins?  YOU be the judge  

  
America’s greatest musical storyteller re-tells the greatest story ever told…The Gospel of Matthew.  A must-see, uplifting theatre experience.  Bring the family, because “somethin’s brewin’ in Gainesville…come on down and see.”  It’s a toe-tapper!

HARRY CHAPIN'S    COTTON PATCH GOSPEL
  July 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27  at 7:30 PM
 July 14 & 21  Sunday Matinees at 2:30 PM
  

  
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
by Jeffrey Hatcher & Mitch Albom

August 21, 22, 23, 24 29, 30, 31 At 7:30 PM
August 25 Sunday Matinee At 2:30 PM
  
You will be moved to laughter and tears as two master actors create the characters of Morrie and Mitch.  This is a play you will not forget…ever.  It may end up being the best hour and a half you’ll spend anywhere this year. 
  
  

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