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A recording of a live performance of the Broadway play about two days in the life of Truman Capote during the time of the publication of his controversial story "Answered Prayers" in Esquire magazine in 1975. The one-man show takes place entirely in Capote's condominium in the United Nations Plaza in New York City.
Set during Christmas, Capote talks on the phone to various friends, associates and businesses throughout the play. For the duration of the piece, however, he is speaking directly to the audience, breaking "the third wall," regarding his life, loves, friends, career and, most current to the time frame, his having been snubbed by his closest friends for revealing embarrassing details about them in "Answered Prayers."
Actor Robert Morse, best known for originating the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying for which he won the 1962 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, portrays Truman Capote, and won his second Tony...
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The original Broadway production of "Tru" by Jay Presson Allen
opened at the Booth Theater in New York on December 14, 1989 and ran for 297 performances. See more
Toward the end of the play which takes place at Christmastime 1975, Truman Capote states, "I've saved enough Tuinals to stage my own Jonestown Massacre." The Jonestown Massacre happened in 1978. See more