ZACH Announces TRU, Starring Jaston Williams, 1/10-3/10

December 24
10:59 AM 2012
ZACH Announces TRU, Starring Jaston Williams, 1/10-3/10

ZACH Theatre - Austin's Theatre and Texas' longest running theatre, presents:

TRU starring Jaston Williams
Written by Jay Presson Allen

Greater Tuna star Jaston Williams inhabits Truman Capote in what's described as a virtuoso performance of the charming, acerbic, fragile, and enigmatic writer. In this one-man tour de force, Williams' astonishing portrayal of the In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's author is by turns hilarious, vulnerable, and confessional. The audience becomes confidants to TRU's trademark wit and honesty. Packed houses, standing ovations, and waves of laughter characterized this show in its initial run at ZACH Theatre 12 years ago making it the hottest ticket in town. This production promises to be even more fun this time around.

"A man who doesn't dream is like a man who doesn't sweat: he stores up a lot of poison."
- Truman Capote

ZACH's Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley says: "By popular demand, I am bringing back one of our favorite plays from a dozen years ago that featured one of our favorite performances-Jaston Williams as Truman Capote, the renowned writer who had a flair for drinking freely, living freely, dreaming freely, and jabbing freely at the underbellies of New York City's social elite. Just like the Greater Tuna characters that Jaston made famous, this role fits him like a glove. The play is hilarious and poignant in his hands, and the intimacy of the Whisenhunt Theatre makes it feel like you are having drinks with a great friend in their stylish apartment. The good news is that this friend has the best stories and gossip to share!"

Scenic Design by MICHAEL RAIFORD · Lighting Design by JASON AMATO · Costume Design by Susan Branch TOWNE · Sound Design by Ken Huncovsky • Properties Design by JUSTIN COX · Stage Management by Robert Tolaro

ZACH's intimate Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road
(Toomey intersects S. Lamar Blvd. between W. Cesar Chavez and Barton Springs Rd.)

TRU Previews January 10-13, 2013
Champagne Opening and Press Night is Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception with the star of show.
Performances continue through March 10, 2013.

Performances: Thursday- Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

To order tickets call 512-476-0541 ext. 1 or visit Tickets are $40. Student Rush Tickets: $18 one hour before showtime (with valid ID). Pre-show, visit ZACH's full bar in the new Topfer Theatre, which opens one and half hours prior to showtime and remains open for one hour post-show.

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