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‘Tru’ story

Allen's one-person play to take Off Broadway route

The Truman Capote bio-play “Tru” is returning to the Gotham stage.

Jay Presson Allen’s one-person play, which originally starred Robert Morse and played on Broadway, will go the Off Broadway route next fall under the auspices of Lewis Allen, the scribe’s husband, who produced the original 1989 production with David Brown. As before, Jay Presson Allen will direct.

So who’s Tru in 2002?

“Last year, this fellow from Witchita, Kansas, sent us a video tape of his performance in the play,” says Mr. Allen. “We liked it so much that Jay directed him in another production there, at the Scottish Rites Theater. He was wonderful. We talked about doing a tour, then decided to put it on here in New York first.”

The actor’s name: Tom Frye. “He looks just like Truman,” says Allen. “And he’s never done anything outside of Witchita.”

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