Sandy Nelson as "Emily Dickinson: the Belle of Amherst"
Join us in welcoming Sandy Nelson as Emily Dickinson in William Luce's "The Belle of Amherst," on Monday, March 25 at 6:00 pm in the multipurpose room.
Award-winning playwright William Luce wrote "The Belle of Amherst" for Julie Harris, who won her fifth Tony Award for Best Actress for her vivid portrayal of Emily Dickinson. Mr. Luce felt that the one-woman presentation was the best way to introduce Emily Dickinson to audiences, since she led such a singular life. It has won many awards, including a Grammy, an Emmy, and two Christopher Awards (for the PBS adaptation.) The full play runs about an hour and a half. This selection is about 50 minutes or so.
Sandy Nelson has appeared in or directed numerous theatrical productions in the Farmington area, for San Juan College, Theater Arts Ensemble, and San Juan Stage Company. She has appeared in various roles in such plays as "Fiddler on the Roof," "The Miracle Worker," "The Fantastics," and, of course, "The Belle of Amherst." She became very interested in the Dickinson play after she saw it performed by Julie Harris herself in Denver.