Wonder Upon Wonder: A Visit with Emily Dickinson on her Winter Birthday

Are you loving the new show Dickinson on Apple TV Plus, then we’ve got something Dickinson adjacent for you – a classical visit with Ms. Dickinson on her birthday. If your teens and young adults love this new show, then grab them for a chance to be introduced to another side of their beloved character.

Join us for a special winter gathering benefiting Crisis Center North and victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Doors open at 6:15p, with light refreshments served prior to the 7:00p curtain. Tickets are available online for $20, or $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit Crisis Center North.

**About the Event**
It’s the holiday season at The Homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts as Emily Dickinson bakes and anticipates guests on her birthday. In this compilation by Yvonne Hudson, the Pittsburgh writer-actor reveals the poet’s sly wit, resilience, and passion for publishing through Emily’s own words and correspondence about the writing life.

Drawn from Emily’s letters and works, and the observations of those who knew the prolific and reclusive poet, this solo presentation features a replica of the writer’s white dress, designed by University of Pittsburgh’s costumer Cindy Albert.

**About the Venue**
Explore the venue where there is ample free parking and historic exhibits to enjoy before the show:

**About the Artist**
Yvonne Hudson is an actress, writer, and singer who has appeared in numerous solo theater and other productions. She self-produces her play Mrs Shakespeare, Will’s first & last love. She has performed it more than 100 times from Off-off-Broadway to the Tower of London to (most recently) the historic Pump House in Homestead and the English Nationality Room at Pitt. Yvonne has also presented at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Prime Stage Theatre’s 2nd Stage, Phipps Conservatory, a restored prairie music hall in South Dakota, among many others.

Yvonne Hudson as Emily Dickinson

Hudson first performed as Emily in William Luce’s two-act play The Belle of Amherst. Yvonne’s original 50-minute presentations, based on the poet’s correspondences and poetry, has been seen in community settings in Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. She holds an MA in theatre arts from the University of Pittsburgh and minored in voice with the late Claudia Pinza. Yvonne has studied text at Shakespeare & Company and with Royal Shakespeare Company actor Barry Ingham.

For more information, please contact Jeremy at jarmstrong@crisiscenternorth.org


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