Mon, Feb 03 | Out Front Theatre Company

"Wild Nights with Emily" starring Molly Shannon

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"Wild Nights with Emily" starring Molly Shannon

Time & Location

Feb 03, 2020, 7:00 PM
Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

About the Event

In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing  prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong  romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law  Susan...yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have  been a recluse. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet  bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While  seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her  lifetime, Emily (Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary  gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously.  Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor,  who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in  buttoned-up Amherst's most bizarre love triangle.

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