WARHOLCAPOTE is a new play that premiered this week at the American Repertory Theater. It is based on the real recorded conversations between Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, two visionary artists. I am convinced that it is secretly about college, and here’s why:
Both characters are constantly going through crises.
Capote is definitely that kid in your class who likes the sound of his own voice.
They’re constantly gossiping about people they know.
Warhol immediately goes from “let’s write a play” to “let’s write EIGHT plays and have them ALL on Broadway at the SAME TIME.” Same, Warhol, same.
Capote feels like he’s being slandered, who hasn’t gotten essay feedback that feel like a personal attack?
“Some people let the same problem make them miserable for years. Oh, my mother didn’t love me, so what?”
“My doctor suggested I take up a healthier hobby than wine tasting and fornication.”
“Art is so hard.”
One friend yelling “you’re so smart” while the other one denies it.
And in conclusion, both characters are constantly going through crises.