Wild Nights with Emily

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Wild Nights with Emily

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.

Friday, June 7: 8:30pm
Saturday, June 8: 3:30pm
Saturday, June 8: 8:30pm
Sunday, June 9: 4:30pm
Thursday, June 13: 8:30pm
Friday, June 14: 6:00pm
Sunday, June 16: 2:30pm
Thursday, June 20: 6:00pm

Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes

“At the heart of Wild Nights with Emily is a real love for Dickinson’s work and an attempt to properly re-contextualize her story. That, in itself, is noble.” …Full Review

“It’s respectful, but it’s also alive. It’s serious, but it’s also tongue-in-cheek. Olnek’s approach gives Emily room to breathe. At last.” …Full Review

“Wild Nights With Emily is a surprising, engaging romp with the delightful Molly Shannon, with informative insights on the life of the beloved poet.” …Full Review

84 minutes / PG-13
$7 Adult, $6 Child/Student/Senior

June 20 2019


Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Recurring: See other dates & times
Cost: $6 – $7
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Riviera Theatre Auditorium

50 N. Main St.
Three Rivers, MI 49093 United States

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