Southampton Arts Center Presents ‘TRU’

Southampton Arts Center presents “TRU” by Jay Pressor Allen, directed by Will Pomerantz, and starring Patrick Christiano. Performances will be held on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23. “TRU” is adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote.

Literary legend Truman Capote finds himself a social outcast overnight after betraying the secrets and trust of some high-society confidantes in his new novel, “Answered Prayers.” Alone in his luxurious New York apartment on Christmas Eve 1975, he drunkenly contemplates fame, literature, and his unfulfilled life.   

An excerpt from Capote’s infamous unfinished roman a clef, “Answered Prayers,” recently has been published in Esquire, and having recognized thinly veiled versions of themselves, Manhattan socialites such as Babe Paley and Slim Keith turn their backs on the man they once considered a close confidant. Alone and lonely, Capote – soothing himself with pills, vodka, cocaine, and chocolate truffles – muses about his checkered life and career in what is essentially a two-act monodrama.

Patrick Christiano has been a realtor in East Hampton for over three decades. He is also a theater critic, journalist, actor, and the Publisher of, a website for Theater buffs covering Broadway and Off-Broadway Theater. A member of both the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle, Christiano hosts “SPOTLIGHT on the Arts,” an entertainment show on LTV, channel 20 in East Hampton, where guests discuss their projects and process. 

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