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The Court Theatre’s “The Belle of Amhurst” pays Tribute to Emily Dickenson

*** Recommended **** The Court Theatre’s new play, “The Belle of Amhurst”, is a beautiful tribute to the poet, Emily Dickenson, starring Kate Fry. Doing a one-woman play has to be one of the most difficult challenges for any actor, but Fry made it look easy. If you enjoy poetry, this is the play for you. 3 Spotlights

“The Belle of Amhurst” runs through December 3rd at the Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. Parking is free in the garage next door to the Court – you have to take a ticket to enter but you won’t need it to exit, the gate stays up for 30 minutes after the performance. Running time is one hour, 55 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:00 pm; Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $50-$68. FYI (773) 753-4472 or

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