"TRU" Starring Patrick Christiano
Players by the Sea in Jacksonville, Florida
From the review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom published December 4, 2011: “Players by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach offers theatergoers a rare
opportunity to experience the Florida premier of Jay Presson Allen’s TRU. The production is a look into the life of literary genius Truman Capote… Players has brought in New York actor, journalist, and producer Patrick Christiano to take on the demanding impersonation of the unique Capote personality. Christiano captures the quirky Capote style of speech and manners to the letter, pulling out all the stops to convey a full range of emotions with intensity.
After the initial few words, we truly felt that Capote was by turns sharing both his public persona and his private life with us. The play is interlaced with humor. Capote was a very quotable character known for his wit, which is why he was so popular… Christiano brings out this aspect also, sometimes with deadpan delivery, eliciting laughter from the audience…. Jean Rahner’s superb direction has resulted in full use of the expansive stage by the actor, so this one-person play never becomes static…. Christiano’s TRU is a detailed, subtle and intense portrayal of a talented artist, lurching between the past and present while facing a future compromised by alcohol and drug use, who is both proud of his achievements and agonized by his memories. A most interesting evening of theatre, don’t miss it.”
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