Edie Falco stars as Democratic political operative Dorothea "Polly” Noonan, struggling to defend her candidate from a tough primary challenge in 1970s Albany.
From the producers: When it comes to Polly, politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, “mayor for life” Erastus Corning II, is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. "The True" is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics.
Author Sharr White is best known for his Broadway plays "The Snow Geese"and "The Other Place." His other works include "Annapurna," "Sunlight," "Six Years" and "Iris Fields" Star Edie Falco is familiar to TV audiences for her roles as Diane Whittlesey in the HBO series "Oz," Jackie Peyton in the Showtime series "Nurse Jackie" and Carmela Soprano on the HBO series "The Sopranos", for which she received six Emmy nominations, winning three for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series as well as winning two Golden Globes and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Falco is joined on stage by Oscar nominee Michael McKean, Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari, Austin Cauldwell, Glenn Fitzgerald, Tracy Shayne and John Pankow. The production is helmed by New Group Artistic Director Scott Elliott.What's The New Group?
Founded by Artistic Director Scott Elliott in the mid-90s, The New Group is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. Past productions include the original production of the Tony-winning musical "Avenue Q"
in 2003, and the critically-acclaimed revival of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" in 2005. More here