The Lewisburg Literary Festival, in partnership with Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, presents Jay Presson Allen’s “Tru.”
Based on the words and works of American writer Truman Capote, this one-man show runs Aug. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. at Greenbrier Valley Theatre. This program is sponsored by MedExpress Urgent Care.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at the Greenbrier County CVB by phone at 888-716-5082 or in person at 905 Washington Street West in Lewisburg.
The setting is Capote’s apartment, 1975. An excerpt from Capote’s book “Answered Prayers” has just been published, but when his friends see themselves in his work their sense of betrayal leads them to desert him. Alone, Capote, portrayed in this production by actor Mark Chambers, contemplates his life and what might lie in his future.
Chambers is no stranger to the role of Truman Capote. He has played it in the past to great critical acclaim, most recently in 2016 at St. Petersburg, Florida’s Studio@620.
The Lewisburg Literary Festival is a two-day celebration of books, writers, and the arts, focusing on promoting reading and literacy. This is the festival’s sixth year. All the events are free to the public, underwritten by local sponsors. This year’s festival will take place on Aug. 4 and 5.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.