The play opens with Holly Golightly walking up to a storefront in a black gown with the Manhattan skyline behind her. She sings a couple of heartfelt lines of Moon River before slinking away. But, this is where comparisons to the iconic Audrey Hepburn movie ends as Richard Greenberg’s adaptation reverts to the source material of Truman Capote’s1958 novella.
Holly is an eccentric socialite who spends her days mingling with wealthy men and stumbling through New York’s nightlife with a free-spirited exuberance. She enthralls those around her, so it’s unsurprising when the narrator, an aspiring writer who shares her brownstone apartment, falls for her. But, Holly’s fantasy life can only last so long and when secrets from her past catch up with her, everyone’s favourite good-time girl struggles to keep control.
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