Famed poet Emily Dickinson dedicated herself to documenting the joys and sorrows of life in the 1800s.
This month actor Sherri Mitchell brings Dickinson's life and work to the stage in Springfield and Jacksonville.
Mitchell joined Peter Gray on Illinois Edition to talk about her one-woman production, The Belle of Amherst, and what it's like to transport audiences back to the 19th century:
For information about Jacksonville performances May 30-June 2, CLICK HERE.
For information about Springfield performances June 7-9, CLICK HERE.