Streamed Performance: The True
About Streamed Performance: The True
As we plan for the future, The New Group is taking this moment to reflect back. The award-winning off-Broadway theatre is excited to announce their Reunion Reading Series featuring original casts of iconic plays from the company’s first 25 years. Each reading, broadcast live, will benefit The New Group and other local initiatives and organizations. For "The True," 10% of proceeds will benefit Girl Be Heard.
"The True" stars Edie Falco as Dorothea “Polly” Noonan, the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine. When it comes to Polly, politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, “mayor for life” Erastus Corning II (Michael McKean), is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. "The True" is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics. Written by Sharr White featuring the original 2018 cast including Austin Cauldwell (Intimacy), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), Glenn Fitzgerald (Othello), Michael McKean (The Little Foxes), John Pankow (Kiss Me Kate), Peter Scolari (Hairspray), Tracy Shayne (Chicago). "The True" enjoyed a critically acclaimed world premiere directed by Scott Elliott as part of The New Group’s 2018-2019 Season.
Recommended for ages 12+.