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The Truth About 'Tru'

May 18, 1991

Jay Presson Allen may justifiably feel a sense of satisfaction at what writer Kari Granville calls a "perfect fit of substance to form" in Allen's writing of "Tru" (April 22), but she has overlooked a glaring error in logic.

In the dialogue Allen writes "with great facility," Truman Capote says he's collected enough drugs to stage his own Jonestown massacre, which occurred in November, 1978. Since the action passes during Christmas week of 1975, how could even the witty Tru have known about it three years in advance?

BENNETT OBERSTEIN

Los Angeles

The producer of "Tru," Lewis Allen, has acknowledged the error in the past, saying that "the line always gets a laugh, so we left it in."

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