Staged Reading - Proof
By David Auburn
A Staged Reading
Directed by Donna Davis
Tuesday - January 31, 2012 at 8 p.m.
ONE NIGHT ONLY - $5 - $10 sliding scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
2001 Tony Award winner for best play, PROOF concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggles with mathematical genius and mental illness.
Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness - now as she and Hal, one of his former students sort through his papers (which appear to contain a groundbreaking solution to a long-sought mathematical dilemma), she must sort out not only her feelings for her father but also the budding of a relationship with Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.
Presented as a STAGED READING, one night only, Jan. 31st at 8 p.m. $5-$10 sliding scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds) at Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave (at Berryman) in Berkeley. Cash or check only. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
With: Kathleen Davis, Rachel Ferensowicz, Bruce Kaplan, and Alfred Webre