The Peterborough Players will open its 85th season tonight, June 20th, with a production of Tru, the one-man show exploring the light and dark of author Truman Capote. Kraig Swartz stars as the absorbingly complex and brilliant Capote.
Thus begins the Player’s 85th season of offering professional theatre to the Monadnock Region in ways that continue to delight and surprise audiences. Yes, surprise; for who would think that at the end of a narrow road (so narrow traffic can only really travel in one direction at a time) and inside a grey barn looking very at home in the countryside, magic could happen in such form.
We haven’t been to Broadway in years. It’s too far away now and too expensive. But we loved the thrill and adventure of it. In contrast, we try not to miss any of the Players performances, which is also a thrill and adventure – maybe even more so. After all, when on Broadway, you expect Broadway. When in Peterborough, you don’t – but then – surprise! – you get it.
Break a leg, Kraig.