Proof by David Auburn
Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert. Her older sister Claire is sure that it hasn't been the best thing for either of them. Hal has tremendous respect for Robert and feelings for Catherine. One notebook proves to be the tipping point for all of them.
Directed by Marc Beaudin
Proof won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony for Best Play in 2001.
The Blue Slipper Theatres production of Proof by David Auburn hits the boards on Friday, October 5. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, Proof is a passionate and sharply witty play about the nature of genius and madness, father/daughter relationships and the risks and redemption of love. It examines the dual meaning of proof both as mathematical formula and the search for a basis of belief in family, in lovers, and mostly, in ones own mind and heart. In a review of its Broadway premiere, Thomas Burke calls Proof, a play you'll remember, which will haunt you forever.
Marc Beaudin returns to the Blue Slipper for his sixth production as director. He has worked in theatre professionally for 20 years as a director, scenic designer and technical director at venues ranging from unheated warehouses, historic opera houses and art galleries to a 1500-seat, state-of-the-art theatre. Directing favorites include Macbeth (with The 303), Amadeus (with Pit & Balcony Theatre Co.), Dying City (with Caldera Theatre Co.) and the Blue Slippers productions of Dracula; Frankenstein, Inc; Lion in Winter and Chekovs Squirtgun. The Blue Slippers intimate space is the perfect venue for this intimate play, says Beaudin. The pathos, nuance and humor of Auburns words, in the hands of this immensely talented cast, come alive in a way that would be diffused by the distances of a larger theatre.
The cast of Proof features Todd Hoberecht as Robert, a genius mathematician who suffers a debilitating mental illness; Finn Ferguson as Catherine, his daughter who may have inherited his genius, but worries she has inherited his psychotic disorder as well; Jesse Lagos as Hal,Roberts adoring former student who hopes to discover a final mathematical proof in one of Roberts 103 notebooks; and Aya Rordam as Claire, the older sister of Catherine who arrives from New York to make sure Catherine gets the help Claire believes she desperately needs.
The drama/comedy runs about two hours, with a 15-minute intermission, and contains adult language and themes.
What people are saying about this show:
KM - "Went to the opening tonight. It was great! A wonderful play and very well acted. A must see. "
AS - "I went to the dress rehearsal last night, and I urge you to see this play- it is a thing of real beauty! Great performances and a deeply compelling story. "
Proof will be performed October 5, 2018 to October 21, 2018
The Blue Slipper Theatre (View)
113 East Callender Street
Livingston, MT 59047
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|