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El Paseo Arts Presents: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

South Padre Island Convention Centre • 7355 Padre Boulevard + Google Map Website Start: May 23, 2017 End: May 24, 2017

On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23rd and 24th, El Paseo Arts Foundation plays host to the Camille Playhouse’s production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the South Padre Island Convention Center.  Based on Truman Capote’s classic novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s tells the story of a young Southern-born writer, known to us only as Fred, who becomes infatuated with his Upper East Side neighbor in New York City: the beguiling beauty Holly Golightly.

Richard Greenberg’s play adaptation is remarkably faithful to the original Capote story – less romanticized than the 60’s film version of Holly.  Greenberg frames the action of the play in 1957, as the now successful and more mature young writer reminisces about his relationship with Holly during the post-depression, war-torn years of 1943 and 1944.

Capote’s Holly became the synonym of style, sly charm, and fragile dreams.  So too in Greenberg’s play she is intoxicating and attractive.  She can’t help it; everyone falls in love with her, – including Fred. Holly makes her living as an “escort” for men who can afford to give her $50 when she goes to the powder room.  She pulls Fred into her world of spontaneous parties and luxury, and he finds himself increasingly fascinated by her.

The curtain goes up on Breakfast at Tiffany’s at 7:30 p.m. on May 23rd and 24th.  Tickets are priced at $30 per person, $25 for El Paseo Arts members, and are currently available for purchase Paragraphs Book Store, PadreRitaGrill, S.O.S., the Art Gallery in Lighthouse Square and online at www.elpaseoarts.org.