‘Wild Nights With Emily’ Is The Emily Dickinson Comedy You Never Knew You Wanted (feat. Madeleine Olnek)
Writer and director Madeleine Olnek first considered that Emily Dickinson might have been an actual human being with desires, muses, and ambitions when she read a 1998 New York Times investigation of the famed poet’s original drafts. The result was the play “Wild Nights With Emily“, now an inventive literary comedy starring Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz and Brett Gelman. Press play for a discussion of Olnek’s new movie, her meeting Molly Shannon in college, and battling the painted-over legacies of historical women.
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