WARHOLCAPOTE: A Non-Fiction Invention, Rob Roth
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WARHOLCAPOTE: A Non-Fiction Invention

Author: Rob Roth, Blake Gopnik

Narrator: Dan Butler, Stephen Spinella, Dennis Boutsikaris, Rob Roth

Unabridged: 3 hr 22 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 09/20/2022

Genre: Drama - American

Includes: Bonus Material

Synopsis

An enthralling play based on lost tapes between two cultural giants and friends—Andy Warhol and Truman Capote—read by the stars of the acclaimed original stage production, Stephen Spinella and Dan Butler.In 1978 Andy Warhol and Truman Capote decided to write a Broadway play. Andy suggested that he record their private conversations over the period of a few months, and that these tapes would be the source material for the play. The tapes were then filed away and forgotten. Their play was never completed. Now, award-winning director Rob Roth brings their vision to life after a years-long search to unearth the eighty hours of tapes between two of the most daring artists of postwar America. WARHOLCAPOTE, based on words actually spoken by the two men, is set in the ’70s and ’80s, toward the end of their close connection and not too long before their untimely deaths. Their special, complex friendship is captured by Roth with bracing intimacy as they discuss life, love, and art and everything in between. Every word in the play comes directly from these two 20th century geniuses. The structure of the conversations springs from Roth’s imagination. The audiobook edition of WARHOLCAPOTE reunites the cast of the play’s 2017 world premiere stage production, featuring Stephen Spinella as Andy Warhol and Dan Butler as Truman Capote.

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