THE STORY: On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?
THE REVIEWS: Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. “When we think of the great American playwrights, we think of Arthur Miller and Eugene O’Neill and Lillian Hellman, in earlier generations; Wendy Wasserstein and Tony Kushner, Jon Robin Baitz and Donald Margulies today: They are always writing about big ideas and wrapping them in family squabbles that get us where we live. Welcome David Auburn to the club.” —NY Magazine. “…combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theatre…[PROOF is a] smart and compassionate play of ideas.” –NY Daily News. “PROOF surprises us with its aliveness…Mr. Auburn takes pleasure in knowledge…At the same time, he is unshowily fresh and humane, and he has written a lovely play.” —NY Observer. “[A] wonderfully funny…ambitiously constructed work…” —Variety.
LOCATION: Black Box Theatre (room 2302) in the Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts Center at the corner of Normal and Mulanix Streets. Parking is available in the Red/Blue lots across Normal Street.
TICKETS: Tickets will be available for sale approximately one week before the show at the Theatre Box Office from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm in the main lobby of Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts Center at the corner of Normal and Mulanix Streets. Tickets must be paid for in advance, except for our out of town guests. Reservations for out of town guests may be made by phone 660-785-4515 and those tickets will be held at the box office until 15 minutes before show time. No refunds or exchanges on any tickets.
PRICES: General Admission $2 cash or check