Belle of Amherst

Author: William Luce
Director: Judy Diderrich
Producer: Jim Diderrich

Audition Dates & Times: 

Monday September 14 at 7:00pm
Tuesday September 15 at 7:00pm

Audition Location: 

All auditions will be via Zoom. After you submit your audition form, the Producer will contact you with login information for the audition session you picked.
The Show will be filmed at the Conejo Players Theatre and will be live streamed to the audience.  The Conejo Players address is 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA.  91361

Performance Dates: 

Friday November 27 at 8pm
Saturday November 28 at  8pm
Sunday November 29 at 2pm

Audition Requirements: 

Rehearsals will start on Zoom and then will move to the theatre. We will be wearing masks and social distancing until closer to opening. Then the actor will be asked to remove mask for final rehearsals and the performances.



Plot Summary: 

Set in the home of Emily Dickenson in Amherst, Massachusetts 1845-1886, this one-woman play tells Emily’s story through anecdotes based on biographical information, her letters and her poems.  As Emily reminisces about the people and experiences in her life, we come to understand the individual and how she chose to live as she did.

For More Information: 

For questions, please contact Jim Diderrich, producer.  805-428-5410,

Character Breakdown: 

Emily Dickenson, reclusive poet – ethnicity and age not important; actor must be able to play the character at age 53.

A shy, romantic, spinster woman with a quick wit, a mind inclined to wander, and an absolute love of words. She knows that people see her as a little off, but she’s comfortable in who she is. She has a childlike wonder that allows her to find meaning in everything.  She chooses to be alone, but not lonesome.