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 that is accessible, empathic, and illuminating, fighting against the stigma that surrounds mental illness every night and every day.
ROLE - ISLA CLAIRE (Understudy for Lead Role)
Female Identified, open race, vocal range - Soprano (A3-F#5), age range 19-35, non-union.
Isla Claire is a struggling artist, recently relocating to the apartment above her grandmother's flower shop to seek artistic inspiration. This actor should be skilled in pop and modern musical theatre styles. This is a stipend paid position.
ROLE - MARK HAYES (Understudy for Supporting Role)
Male Identified, person of color preferred, vocal range - Baritone (A2-G4), age range 30-70, non-union.
Mark Hayes is the estranged father of Truman, who steps into his son's life to help him cope with his struggles with mental illness. The actor should be a singer skilled in R&B and soul styles. This is a stipend paid position.
ROLE - GAIL BAKER (Understudy for Supporting Role)
Female Identified, open race, vocal range - Mezzo (A3-C5), age range 45-80, non-union.
Gail Baker is the wise and cheery neighborhood florist, who is a friend to Truman during his experience with mental illness. She is also a grandmother and motivator to her granddaughter Isla, a struggling artist. This is a stipend paid position.
Rehearsals: September 23rd through October 26th
Previews: October 28th, 29th, and 30th
Performances: Stage 773 - November 1st through 24th. Performances are weekly on Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday Matinee, Saturday evening, and Sunday matinee.