solo performance · chromolume theatre · Ages 11+ · United States of America

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ESQUIZITO, AKA EP PEREZ uncertified reviewer June 27, 2022
tagged as: Skilled. · Studied
A masterful portrayal! A rare connection of player and material. An extremely well balanced play with an extremely and delicately unbalanced protagonist forever seeking balance. Truman Capote was a bold and unapologetic ancient archetype. I suppose any other time period that he might have been born into the world on, September 30th (you do the math...) very well could have exhibited similar results in human triumph and foible.... full review
SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 07, 2015
Adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, the play TRU by Jay Presson Allen is set in the writer's New York City apartment at 870 United Nations Plaza the week before Christmas 1975. Having recognized thinly veiled versions of themselves, Manhattan socialites including Babe Paley and Slim Keith have turned their backs on the man they once considered a close confidant after an excerpt from Capote's infamous unfinished roman a clef, Answered Prayers, has been published in Esquire. Alone and lonely, Capote soothes himself with pills, vodka, marijuana, and chocolate truffles, all the while musing about his checkered life and career. When TRU premiered on Broadway, Robert Morse won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Acto... full review
STEVEN STANLEY certified reviewer June 12, 2015
Michael-Anthony Nozzi does outstanding work as Truman Capote in Jay Presson Allen’s Tru. Presson’s one-actor play, on the other hand (or at least the 70-minute version of it now playing at Hollywood Fringe), is more than a bit of a downer. Click on "Original Article" to read my complete review at full review
JIM WITOSZYNSKI certified reviewer June 21, 2015
tagged as: Truman · Tony quality · Must See
My memories of Truman Capote are some vague ones from some talk shows and a few movie appearances. I know what he looks and sounds like but not much about him. After seeing this show I feel like I spent an hour with the man. Michael-Anthony Nozzi does an OUTSTANDING job of bringing Truman Capote into the theater. His mannerisms, his voice, even that giggle. The show is an hour(ish) in Truman Capote's New York apartment on a Christmas Eve. You eavesdrop a bit on some phone conversations and then get some insight about a very complex individual. You laugh, you cry and eventually feel some pity for the man. I once saw James Whitmore perform his one man show "Will Rogers" and I would put it up in that area of performance quality. After the sho... full review
JENNIFER KNIGHTON uncertified reviewer June 20, 2015
I knew very little about Capote going in. He was really dealing with some intense stuff at the point in his life when this play takes place. I found out after seeing it that it is actually a shortened version of the full play. It was very intense broken up with bits of humor. I will say it was so moving and so emotional, that I'm not sure I could've handled the full length play. Michael's performance was Amazing - especially having met him afterwards and realizing how different his voice, his posture, and his movements were changed to become this character. ... full review
CAROL NACE uncertified reviewer June 22, 2015
We are not affiliated with anyone in this show or the Fringe: Very well done show and very entertaining.... full review
GRAYDON SCHLICHTER uncertified reviewer June 23, 2015
Full disclosure - I have known Michael-Anthony Nozzi for over 20 years, so if you think I can't be objective, take this review with a grain of salt. But the simple truth is that my long affiliation here just makes the review better, and here's why. Mike Nozzi disappears into this role. For over an hour I watched Truman Capote on that stage where the promotional materials told me I'd find an old friend. From the moment when you first hear his voice, to when you then see the physical work, to the point you feel the crushing emotional weight this man carries around with him, the only person on that stage is Tru. And although I did not know him when I sat down, I came to know him while I was there. And while this is a heavy piece, make... full review