The Belle of Amherst

Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes and Actors’ Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco are pleased to announce that their companies have joined forces on a virtual coproduction of The Belle of Amherst, William Luce’s one-woman play based on the life of Emily Dickinson. Margery Lowe portrays the enigmatic poet and Hayes directs. Michael Amico is the set designer, Brian O’Keefe is the costume designer, Kirk Bookman is the lighting designer, and Roger Arnold is the sound designer. The show will be filmed on PBD’s mainstage, without the presence of an audience, and will be streamed from Friday, April 2 through Tuesday, April 6.

Online Streaming Tickets: Five-day streaming available Friday April 2nd 12:01am to Tuesday, April 6th 11:59pm

“...Ms. Lowe’s performance is superior in certain important ways to that of Julie Harris.”

“...Ms. Lowe ‘s performance is audaciously funny...for Ms. Lowe also has the emotional weight to rise to the play’s final scene...You will not soon forget the way she speaks these familiar lines.”

Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal


EMILY DICKINSON is not only a great poet but an artistic giant who casts a long shadow across both high and popular American culture. On the one hand, her hauntingly gnomic verses formed the basis for “Letter to the World” (1940), one of Martha Graham’s very best dances, and Aaron Copland’s...


"Lowe is simply magical, the undisputed stand-out…"

Lesley Gay Streeter, Palm Beach Arts Paper



"I’ve always been drawn to storytelling and the mysterious connection and possibilities of our shared experiences!"

Margery Lowe, is an award winning actress, and proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. She has performed in New York and across the country in various National tours, as well as at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The MUNY, Canadian Stage, The Fox Atlanta, Theatre Off Park, Sanford Meisner Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of Maine, Kansas City Starlight, Stages St. Louis, Maine State Theatre, Stage West and many others. Florida credits include Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Gablestage, Zoetic Stage at The Arsht Center, Caldwell Theatre Company, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Actors’ Playhouse, Naked Stage, American Stage, Florida Shakespeare, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Parker Playhouse and Stage Door. 

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As a company member of the famed Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Margery was a recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award. Honored with numerous nominations, she is a Carbonell Award winner, was named New Times Best Actress, and Broadway World Best Actress. She has worked in film and television, is a full time voice-over artist, and a resident artist of The Dramaworkshop, which brings new scripts to life, from page to stage.

“And though she be but little, she is fierce.”

    -W. Shakespeare

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