John Weltman and director Carol McManus bring Truman Capote to life in this one-man tour de force.
Adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, Tru takes place in the writer's New York City apartment during the week before Christmas 1975. An excerpt from Capote's infamous novel Answered Prayers has recently been published in Esquire and the author's friends, recognizing the characters as thinly veiled versions of themselves, have turned their back on the man they once considered a close confidant. Alone and hurting, Capote soothes himself with pills, alcohol, and chocolate truffles while musing about his checkered life and career.
Written by Jay Presson Allen, who was already famous for her script writing on The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Cabaret and The Verdict. Allen wrote Tru using 70% of the script from Capote’s own words on television and in his writing. Robert Morse, who played Tru on Broadway, won a Tony for his virtuoso performance.
In the Black Box Theater August 5-22, 2021
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30PM, Sundays at 4:00PM
Tickets $25, $20 for Members