David Auburn‘s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play Proof centre’s around a mathematician, his two daughters, a former student and a mathematical ‘proof’ discovered after the mathematicians death. Rather than delve deeply into sexual inequality in academia or our fears and ignorance around mental disabilities and depression, the play touches each lightly but remains firmly driven by themes of familial and the relationship of trust.
Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father. When he dies she is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him.
Caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students who hopes to find some hint of genius in the 103 notebooks of incoherent scribblings Catherine’s father left behind, and the reappearance of her older sister Claire, Catherine’s world begins to close in as she is forced to question how much she can actually trust those closest to her.
She may have inherited at least a part of her father’s genius — and perhaps some of his instability as well.
David Auburn’s play PROOF is a passionate and intelligent story about the uncompromising nature of genius and a family’s struggle to cope with ongoing burden of mental illness. It ran for 917 performances on Broadway making it one of the longest running plays ever.
Director: Derek Walker
Tour Director: Tyran Parke
Set Design: Jeremy Allen
Costume Design: Chris Pitcairn/Caitlyn Hodder
Lighting Design: Alex Berlage
|14 – 17 March 2018|
|Wednesday 14 March 2018 – 8pm
Thursday 15 March 2018 – 8pm
Friday 16 March 2018 – 8pm
Saturday 17 March 2018 – 2pm & 8pm
Concession & Groups 8+: $47.00
Concession & Groups 8+: $42.00
** Last day for early bird tickets – 16 February 2018 **
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