TRU: From The Words and Works of Truman Capote 

Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly in the 1961 movie adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's--black cocktail dress, huge sunglasses, glistening diamond necklace, long cigarette holder--has become iconic. Though her silhouette now adorns innumerable sorority walls and bedazzled purses, Truman Capote didn't intend for the character to be celebrated for her vacuous social climbing. In fact, in Capote's 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, Golightly was portrayed as a mixed-up prostitute trying to escape her rural roots--not exactly a glamorous society girl.

Though Capote's other famous novel, In Cold Blood, is a work of non-fiction that veers away from the New York social life, Capote himself never strayed far from those circles. Known for his extravagant personality and stinging wit, Capote spent much of his writing career mocking the very people with whom he kept company at swank Manhattan parties. But by the 1970s, many of Capote's friends and acquaintances had gotten fed up with his public jabs. It's during this time that Jay Presson Allen's Tru takes place. The award-winning Broadway play will be performed at Boise Contemporary Theater starting Tuesday, Nov. 23, and running through Saturday, Dec. 18. Capote's unique personality will be portrayed by Tom Ford, who BCT audiences will recognize from 2005's I Am My Own Wife.

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