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Jay Presson Allen’s acclaimed one man Broadway play about the scandalous life of celebrated writer Truman Capote comes to South Florida!


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Friday, April 14 · 8 - 9:45pm EDT


EMPIRE STAGE THEATER 1140 North Flagler Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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About this event

  • 1 hour 45 minutes

It’s Christmas time 1975, and infamous writer and celebrated raconteur Truman Capote has just arrived back in New York to find he has become social pariah extraordinaire for allowing Esquire magazine to publish a shocking excerpt from his upcoming novel Answered Prayers where he laid open all the deepest and darkest secrets and misadventures of the “super-rich.” Immediately ostracized by his closest and dearest friends, socialites Babe Paley and Slim Keith, and sitting alone in his United Nations Plaza apartment, he recounts his life, his loves, his fabulous adventures and the many foibles that led him to be called the “pit bull with the funny little voice.”

Loved by some, detested by others, Truman Capote was one-of-a-kind, a shameless name-dropper who, from humble Alabama beginnings, clawed his way to the top of New York’s society by sheer grit and gumption, becoming a trusted confident to Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwill, only to find it all taken away from him in a second by an act so brazen, so miscalculated, that even his closest friends were left speechless. As portrayed by Charles Baran, last seen at Empire Stage in Aunt Jack and directed by Andy Rogow, TRU, written by Jay Presson Allen from the words and works of Truman Capote, is an up-close personal and intimate evening spent in the company of one of America’s most talented writers best known for his unparalleled works "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" and "In Cold Blood".


1 hour 45 minutes with 1 intermission

About the organizer

Empire Stage is an artist-driven collective that produces new and existing works for the diverse audiences of Ft Lauderdale, including the LGBT and Senior populations. We are committed to presenting dynamic works originating from both the New York City and South Florda theatrical communities. It is our goal to offer theater artists a supportive environment where they can collaborate, take risks and develop as writers, as directors, as actors, as designers and as producers.