TRU by Jay Presson Allen

Featuring Mark Chambers, Directed by Lisa Tricomi

Date(s) & Times

July 14-17 and 20-24, 2016

Evenings at 7 PM

Sunday Matinees at 2 PM


$25, $20 students and seniors

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Veteran actor Mark Chambers brings Truman Capote back to life in this one man play directed by Lisa Tricomi. 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 have turned their back on him. Alone and hurting, Capote soothes himself with pills, alcohol, and chocolate truffles while musing about his checkered life and career.
Mark Chambers appeared in TRU four years ago at Florida Repertory Theatre and we are lucky to have this reprise performance. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

The Naples Daily News had this to say about Mark's performance of Tru at The Florida Repertory Theatre: "Mark Chambers serves it up - stylish, fascinating and full of wit and verve. He vamps, he twirls, he sashays, he prances through the "front hall" to accept deliveries - in short, he becomes Capote...Much like the mercurial subject - the show's emotional mood turns on a dime. Chambers delivers perfectly time and time and again."

"It is two hours spent on the edge, balancing precariously between comedy and tragedy, between laughter and tears, between the raucousness of exuberant performance and the quiet whimpers of inner torment...Any who remember Capote's look-at-me flamboyance...would have to wonder if he would continue to exist without an audience. That you are watching Capote face the prospect of such a life while you are a member of an audience just adds a touch of surreality...The only real problem is that, as must have been the case with most evenings spent in Capote's presence, it ends all too soon." - The Baltimore Sun

Performance Schedule:

Thursday  Friday and Saturday July 14-16 @ 7 PM, Sunday July 17 @ 2 PM

Wednesday-Saturday July 20- 23 @ 7 PM, Sunday July 24 @ 2 PM

General Admission $25, Students and Seniors $20
A limited number of Red Member Tickets will be accepted, please RSVP in advance by calling The Studio@620 office 727-895-6620.

Photo by David Maki with thanks to Florida Repertory Theatre