Creating a one man show is a difficult task... to hold an audience’s interest. Unless that man is Jaston Williams. Tru, starring Jaston Williams, written by Jay Presson Allen and directed by Larry Randolph shows that Austin’s ZACH Theatre has another huge hit on its hands.
The piece is set in the mid 70’s after Truman Capote’s falling out with his social gadabouts who ruled the NY society roost, thanks to his article at the time in Esquire magazine that revealed too many secrets that hit too close to home about its fictionalized real life characters. The story is told with elements of phone calls, music and Capote’s own reminiscences of how his life came to be what it was at that time.
Greater Tuna star Jaston Williams inhabits Truman Capote in a stellar performance is all at once charming, acerbic, fragile, and enigmatic writer. And, Williams' astonishing portrayal of the In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's author is often vulnerable and confessional. Played in the round, the play offers the audience the opportunity to become confidants to TRU's trademark wit and honesty. Waves of laughter characterized this show in its initial run at ZACH Theatre 12 years ago making it the hottest ticket in town now. This production is even more fun this time around. So, what are you waiting for? See Tru.