“The True” Opens at theREP April 1

The True, an intimate portrait of the bonds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics, will open on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Capital Repertory Theatre (251 North Pearl Street) with previews starting on Friday, April 1 and running through Sunday, April 24. The production is directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director at theREP. 

The poster for “The True” / theREP

Written by Sharr White, “The True” is set in Albany in 1977. The production tells the story of Dorothea “Polly” Noonan and her real-life relationship with Erastus Corning II, the Mayor of Albany for over forty years. In the play, we witness the rift between the sassy and candid Noonan and the hard and steadfast Corning during the upcoming primary election. He suddenly decides to no longer associate with his closest political advisor and confidant due to some romantic rumors surrounding the two of them. Noonan doesn’t take that decision lightly, and against all guidance does whatever it takes to not only win back her job and the election, but her relationship with Corning.  

Previews for The True take place April 1- April 3. Opening night is Tuesday, April 5. Regular performances continue through Sunday, April 24. Performance times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday – with matinees 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Capital Repertory Theatre, 251 N. Pearl St., Albany. Tickets range from $22–$57. For tickets and information, call the Box Office 10 am-6 pm Monday-Friday at 518.346.6204 or visit capitalrep.org

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