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Life of Truman Capote to be Chronicled in New Play to Premiere in Florida
Capote by playwright Mike Broemmel slated for world premiere in South Beach
By: Theatrix USA
"Truman Capote has always fascinated me. What intrigues me the most about Capote is his relationship with Perry Smith, one of the two men convicted in the murder of the Clutter family in Kansas, which is the subject of Capote's work In Cold Blood. The play Capote focused primarily on that relationship. In my mind, it is this relationship that made Truman Capote a household name, but also destroyed his life," Mike Broemmel explained.
Mike Broemmel is the co-author of the Iconic Women Theatre Series, a set of five plays about women that history as either not treated fairly or not chronicled fully. Broemmel co-wrote the scripts with Seth Holley.
The plays in that series are:
The Hours of Anne (Anne Boleyn)
The Bonfils Girl (Helen Bonfils)
La Primera Mujer: The True Story of Eva Peron
Stand Still & Look Stupid (Hedy Lamarr)
Call Me Mrs. Evers (Myrlie Evers)
"We went somewhat out on a limb doing a series of full-length plays involving only one actor. However, these plays have been met positively by audiences and are now being staged in a growing number of locations," Broemmel said.
Over the course of the past five years, plays by Mike Broemmel have normally been premiered in Denver, his residence. "During the past year, we have received requests to launch shows in other cities. That seems to make sense for not only those that work with me on projects but for me as a writer as well. I have always been fond of South Beach and am excited that this play will premiere in that great community," Broemmel said.
More information about work by Mike Broemmel is available at http://www.mikebroemmel.com/