BY JAY PRESSON ALLEN
From the Words and Works of Truman Capote
Directed by Larry Raben
With Chuck Yates as Truman Capote
April 19-28, 2013
TRU is a fascinating look inside the mind of one of America’s most controversial authors, Truman Capote.
Set in 1975, this poignant comedy takes place in Truman’s magnificent New York Apartment where he lives in exile, having been shunned by his elite, Manhattan social circle for telling the world their most intimate secrets in Esquire magazine.
Adapted from Capote’s words and work, this devastatingly witty play is a truthful portrait of a complex and colorful man.
CSW is fortunate to be one of the few theatre companies granted the rights to perform TRU since its premier in 1989.
“One of the desert’s finest theatrical events of the season … Tru is one of the first “Must See” productions I have endorsed for a while — perhaps since the last time I attended a CSW production … A ‘drop everything if you can and buy a ticket’ night in the theatre … A master class in ‘monologue’ as Yates [as Capote] deftly maneuvers through two hours of text completely alone on stage … It is a blessing to have such a strong repertory company in the Coachella Valley that is constantly and consistently setting or raising the standard of excellence in local professional theatre.”
— David Green, BroadwayWorld.Com
“Theatrical lightning in a bottle … Deftly directed by Larry Raben … Yates just shines … it’s an evening of theatre on doesn’t soon forget.”
— Jack Lyons, DesertLocalNews.Com