Lounge Theatre
June 11 - June 28, 2015
Hollywood Fringe Festival
By By Jay Presson Allen
from the words and works of Truman Capote
June 5, 6pm                    June 11, 10pm
June 12, 6pm                  June 20, 2pm
June 21, 10pm               June 28, 2pm










Making our Fringe debut at the Lounge Theatre, we proudly present TRU, the Tony Award winning play adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote by Jay Presson Allen. Stage veteran Michael-Anthony Nozzi plays the prolific Truman Capote as he takes us on a journey through writer's final days as an excerpt from Answered Prayers just hit Esquire Magazine and Capote has inadvertently exposed his long time confidants, famed Manhattan socialites Babe Paley and Slim Keith. With both Paley and Keith turning the backs on Capote, he is now alone and lonely passing the time with with pills, vodka, marijuana, and chocolate truffles, all the while musing about his checkered life and career.

Directed by two time Four Star Theatre Alliance Award Winner Brian Robert Harris, with Tony and Emmy Award winner Robert Morse, who won the 1990 Tony Award for his portrayal of Capote in this play serving as creative consultant, you will not want to miss Tru. Tru tells all!









Del Shores Sordid Lives raves "Michael-Anthony Nozzi is pure genius as Capote! He disappears in the part and you will be thoroughly entertained. Not one dull moment and it’s better than Cats!!" raves "Michael-Anthony Nozzi's larger-than-life portrayal of Capote is so nuanced and complete, you will forget for awhile that you are not really in the presence of the great writer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Bloodas!"


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Where are you located?
We currently are a company without a home. You can reach us at P.O. Box 61964, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

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It is Chromolume Theatre's policy that no babies in arms may be allowed to attend. Further, we do not permit children under the age of four (4) to attend. This is to ensure that all customers enjoy the show. Young children are admitted but are not encouraged to attend unless the parent is confident the child will not distract other members of the audience. Everyone must have a valid ticket and occupy a seat. Accompanying adults will be asked to remove any noisy children. Generally, Chromolume Theatre produced productions are appropriate for school age children, while visiting productions can vary in appropriateness. Regardless, you should probably check with the Box Office when you order your tickets whether the production you are attending is appropriate for your child.

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In most cases, yes. Most, if not all, of the actors who perform in our shows are members of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and/or American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Do your musicals have live musicians or taped accompaniment?
All of Chromolume Theatre's produced musicals include a single piano, or a small orchestra, usually five pieces. We do not use taped accompaniment at any of our performances. Any visiting production may use taped accompaniment.

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Chromolume Theatre does not currently have any auditions scheduled.



Chromolume Theatre does not currently have any auditions scheduled.


Cast/Crew Bios

Michael-Anthony Nozzi, Truman Capote

MIchael-Anthony Nozzi has been doing live theatre professionally for over 50 years, starting at the acclaimed Totem Pole Playhouse. A graduate of the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts, Michael has worked with Milton Berle, Shelly Winters, Vivian Blaine, Robert Alda, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and in four productions with Jean Stapleton. Favorite roles include Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, Daphne/Jerry in Sugar, and Noah in Two by Two. Michael would like to thank Angelica Estevez, Kimberly Walker, Randy Brown, Peter Miller, Fletcher Rodhan and Julie, Gio and Sarah for all of their love and support. He especially thanks his idol Robert Morse for being one of the best directors any actor could ever dream of working with and last and certainly not least, his sister whom we had not been able to perform this role without. Michael is currently seeking theatrical representation for film and TV.

Robert Morse, Director

Robert Morse is the Tony and Emmy award winning actor who brought Truman Capote to life in Tru for 297 performances at the Booth Theatre on Broadway in New York City starting on December 14th, 1989. Morse later reprised his performance in Tru for the PBS series American Playhouse where he would go onto to win the 1991 Primetime Emmy Award and directed a production of Tru in Toronto. He won the Tony Award for originating the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the 1961 Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying where he would also go on to star in the film version. Other Broadway credits include Say, Darling (Theatre World Award winner and Tony nominee for Best Actor in a Musical), Take Me Along (Tony Award Nominee for Best Actor in a Musical) and Sugar (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance and Tony Award nominee for Best Actor in a Musical). Notable TV credits include the groundbreaking musical sitcom That's Life with E.J. Peaker, and in the late 2000s, he gained prominence for his recurring role of elder 1960s New York City businessman Bertram Cooper on the AMC Emmy Award nominated television show Mad Men where he would be nominated for several Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Erica Lawrence, Stage Manager

Erica is delighted to be working on another round of shows for The Hollywood Fringe Festival at the Lounge Theater. To name a few other credits, include Damn Yankees, Inherit the Wind, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Rumors, Donít Drink the Water, Independence & The Bells of West 87th. When Erica isnít stage managing she is a floor supervisor at The Alex Theater or furthering her goal to become a top-notch knitter. She thanks everyone for supporting the L.A. Theatre community. Enjoy the show!

Mike Abramson, Producer

An award winning Producer, Mike has successfully produced about a dozen shows in the Los Angeles area. Such notable productions include Jekyll and Hyde (LA Weekly Critic's Pick of the Week), Xanadu (LA Weekly GO), Avenue Q (LA Times Critics Choice, nominated for six 2013 Ovation Awards including Best Musical Intimate Theatre) and Dreamgirls (LA Times Critics Choice, winner of five NAACP Theatre Awards, three LA Drama Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival and four LA Weekly Theater Awards including Best Musical Production of the Year), Is There Sex After Marriage (6 month run, Recommended, Top 10 - Stage Raw), The Pokemusical (8 month run, Winner DOMA sponsored award for Best Musical), Rent (NAACP Theatre Award winner) & Nocturne. Mike is currently the in-house Marketing Director for Chromolume Theatre and works as a Theatre Manager for the famed Hudson Theatres.




Steven Stanley of StageSceneLA raves...


"Michael-Anthony Nozzi does outstanding work as Truman Capote."


"Nozzi's uncanny recreation of Capote's trademark vocal and physical mannerisms is so spot-on, you may find yourself forgetting that it's not Tru himself..."



Shari Barrett of raves...


"Michael-Anthony Nozzi's larger-than-life portrayal of Capote is so nuanced and complete, you will forget for awhile that you are not really in the presence of the great writer of Breakfast at Tiffanyís and In Cold Bloodas!"