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This rainbow, designed by local artist Maureen Pesta, decorated the Royal-off-the-Square Theatre  in the '70s and '80s.

 

 

 
Proof
by:  David Auburn

Directed By:   John Hardaway

The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship? Along with demonstrating the proof's authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally.

So, what is ProofProof is a comedy/drama. It explores sibling rivalry, trust, parent child relationships, responsibility, gender bias, love, loss and compassion. The addition of Hal brings the drama to another level, a mystery. It becomes a detective story.

 

Some material in this production may not be suitable for young children.

 

PProof has won many awards, among them:

 

   Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2001

   Tony Award for Best Play, 2001

   New Your Drama Critics’ Circle Best Play

   Drama Desk Award for Best Play

Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play

 

  Produced By:   Dot Goodwin

                     Sarah McGill

 
Director's Assistant/Stage Manager: 

                Charity Graef

 
CAST:

 

     Catherine.......Gina Morosey

     Claire.............Erin Ortman

     Hal.................Darin Richart

     Robert............Joe Persinger

 

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