[Photos provided by Katy Steele]
[Nicole Urso of Streamwood plays Holly Golightly.]
BATAVIA – "Breakfast at Tiffany's" opens the new six-play season at the Albright Community Theatre in downtown Batavia.
"I hope people come into this production with an open mind and realize that the film is actually further away from the [Truman Capote] novella than the play is," said JP Quirk of South Elgin, who appears in the role of Fred, a writer and the story's narrator.
He said the film took a Hollywood turn and altered the ending so that Fred and Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn's iconic character, would end up together.
The faithful adaptation by Richard Greenberg has an edginess to it and doesn't sugarcoat Holly Golightly's association with some less than savory characters or the ways she acquires her income, he said.
In the role of Holly Golightly will be Nicole Urso of Streamwood, formerly of Addison, who studied musical theater in college.
"I was contacted by the director, Elizabeth Hilgart," Urso said. "She recently saw me in 'Crimes of the Heart' playing in Geneva at Playhouse 38. [She said,] 'I really want you to come out and audition. Take a look at the part of Holly Golightly.'"