TRU is a thoughtful and thought-provoking story that paints a picture of what it could be like to live with mental illness. To capture the depth of this struggle, TRU brings it to life, depicting it as the manipulative half of a toxic relationship, called Her. As Truman’s relationship with Her worsens and his struggles grow, he finds the strength to ask for help and seek treatment, embarking on a journey toward recovery with the help of his family and those around him.
Winner of “Best Music” at the 2018 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, TRU tells a story of community and family that is empowering, empathic, and illuminating.
In this new musical extravaganza, Mardi Gras meets Manhattan, Bourbon meets Broadway, and the Big Easy meets the Big Apple with San: a re-telling of the stories of esteemed costume designer San Nicholas. This spectacle follows San from his impoverished childhood in the French Quarter of New Orleans, through his rise-and-fall fashion design career on 7th Avenue, to his eventual crowning as King of Mardi Gras.
With current plans to be work-shopped in 2021, the story of the man responsible for Mardi Gras as it is today will finally be told in the way San Nicholas always dreamed it would be.