“Capote” to screen at Peterborough Community Theatre

Friday, May 11, 2018 4:34PM

On May 15 at 6:30 p.m., the Peterborough Players, in partnership with the Peterborough Community Theatre, will present a special screening of the award-winning film “Capote,” starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Truman Capote) and Catherine Keener (Harper Lee), at the Peterborough Community Theatre.

As a pre-cursor to their 85th Summer Season, the screening is an opportunity to talk with members of the Players about the film and look ahead to their summer season’s opening play “TRU: From the words and works of Truman Capote,” which opens on June 20.

“Capote” tells the story of how, in 1959, a shocking murder of a small town Kansas family captures the imagination of Truman Capote, the famed author of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” With his childhood friend Harper Lee, writer of the soon-to-be published ”To Kill a Mockingbird,” Capote sets out to investigate, winning over the locals. When he forms a bond with the killers and their execution date nears, the writing of “In Cold Blood,” a book that will change the course of American literature, takes a drastic toll on Capote, changing him in ways he never imagined.

The screening will be held at the Peterborough Community Theatre located at 6 School St. in Peterborough.