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...
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...
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.
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