Library hosts Emily Dickinson play

Grand Haven playwright Walter “Mac” Davis will produce an original script about American poet Emily Dickinson at 7 tonight at Loutit District Library. Admission is free.
Marie Havenga
Jan 24, 2013

Minneapolis-based actress Bethany Ford will play Dickinson.

"I tried to write a script that would be true to her tragic complexity and her erotic complexity," Davis said. "She's the deepest poet I've ever read. She went into her room every night and tore deeply into her own heart."

The story traces three days in the life of Dickinson shut up in her room writing "My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun," according to Davis.

Ford and Davis recently teamed up in Minneapolis recently to present "An Evening With Joan Benoit Ramsey," a play about what the murdered child's life may have been like had she lived. Ford said the drama was well-received.

"We had substantial encouragement to continue with the collaboration of a new work," she said.

Davis recently formed Wolf Pack Productions in Minneapolis. He plans productions via Skype while living in Grand Haven.

 

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