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American Repertory Theater Partners With Harvard Art Museums for WARHOLCAPOTE

The world-premiere production is inspired by recorded conversations between Truman Capote and Andy Warhol.

Stephen Spinella plays American artist Andy Warhol in WARHOLCAPOTE at the American Repertory Theater.
(© Allison Stock)

The American Repertory Theater and Harvard Art Museums have announced a partnership in conjunction with the A.R.T.'s production of WARHOLCAPOTE. They will present a series of events highlighting the contemporary legacies of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, including a unique encounter with Warhol screen prints and a speaker series featuring journalists, multimedia artists, curators, and collectors.

Visitors to the Museums' Art Study Center (32 Quincy Street, Cambridge) can view selections from Warhol's portfolio Marilyn Monroe, one of the artist's most well-known sets of screen prints, and discuss them with staff. As one of Warhol's earliest muses, Monroe was a central figure in the artist's ongoing exploration of fame and celebrity — central topics of discussion in adapter Rob Roth's new play, now in performances at the Loeb Drama Center through October 13.

The screen prints are on view during the Art Study Center's open hours: Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 from 1pm-4pm. Admission is free with museum admission. Children under 14 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult (photo ID is required).

As part of the A.R.T.'s Act II initiative, a speaker series also invites audience members to remain at the theater following select performances for a second act of curated discussions. For the full schedule of speakers, click here.

Inspired by recorded conversations between the artists Truman Capote and Andy Warhol, WARHOLCAPOTE follows the two artists as they attempt to create a Broadway play together. Over the course of the next several months, they would sit down to record a series of intimate, wide-ranging conversations. The play never came to be, and the hours and hours of tape were lost to the ages. The production features Dan Butler as Truman Capote and Tony winner Stephen Spinella as Andy Warhol. Tony winner Michael Mayer directs.

For tickets and more information, click here.