Proof by David Auburn
A thesis project in directing by Becci Swearingen
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the MA in Theater Arts.
New Studio Theater, Market Center Building, 1600 SW 4th Ave., Suite 110
Friday, January 8 - Saturday, January 16, 2010
January 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
and January 10 at 2:00 p.m.
General admission tickets: $6
Student tickets: $4
Tickets available at the door 1 hour before performance.
General seating. Doors open 1/2 hour before performance.
Parking is free in PSU parking structures after 7 p.m. Thu., after 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat., and all day Sun.
David Auburn’s Proof explores the unknowability of love as much as the mysteries of mathematics. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, as well as other major drama awards, Proof was the first major production by Chicago-born playwright Auburn.
"[A]n exciting new drama . . . This play by David Auburn combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theater." — David Kaufman, Daily News
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert, must deal not only with his death but with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and with the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Robert left behind. As Catherine confronts Hal’s affections and Claire’s plans for her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?
"Proof is . . . a play about scientists whose science matters less than their humanity . . . All four [characters]—whether loving, hating, encouraging or impeding one another—are intensely alive, complex, funny, human." — John Simon, New York Magazine