Music fans will recognize the star and co-creator of True Crime as the frontman for the longstanding Montreal indie band, Stars.
But Torquil Campbell is also a theatre artist who has landed bit parts in television series like Law Order and Sex and the City — he’s even shared an off-Broadway stage with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Now, Campbell’s one-man show is stopping at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre, after a cross-country tour that saw stops at the Stratford festival and at venues in Calgary and Toronto.
True Crime tells the story of a German con artist by the name of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who passed himself off as an English Lord and, later, a descendant of the Rockefeller family.
“It’s kind of breathtaking,” said Campbell, of the web of lies that Gerhartsreiter constructed to keep his real identity a secret.