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Stage Door Productions’ next full length play will be Proof!
Proof is a 2000 play written by the American playwright David Auburn. It premiered Off-broadway in May 2000 before moving to Broadway in October 2000. It won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.
The play centers around Catherine and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. She is the daughter of Robert, a mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago whom has recently passed away. During Robert’s lengthy mental illness, Catherine provided care for him. An ex-graduate student named Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert’s office shortly after Robert’s passing. The title of the play references both the mathematical proof and the play’s central question – Can the proof’s authorship and authenticity be proved by Catherine? Catherine also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. The production follows Catherine’s fear of following in her father’s footsteps, both mathematically and mentally, and her attempts to maintain control.
Past performers while the show was on Broadway included: Mary-Louise Parker as Catherine (winning the Tony Award for her performance), Larry Bryggman as Robert, Ben Shenkman as Hal, and Johanna Day as Claire and later, Jennifer Jason Leigh (September 13, 2001 to June 30, 2002) and Anne Heche as Catherine. Josh Hamilton and Neil Patrick Harris subsequently played the role of Hal.
You will definitely want to check this show out!
Show dates are the following. To order tickets for each of the respective production dates, simply click on the time which will bring up a link to purchase tickets within a new tab.
September 12th at 7:30 PM
September 19th at 7:30 PM
September 20th at 7:30 PM
All shows will be held at the Kitt Creative Studios at 810 Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Hope to see you there!
Synopsis of the play based off the wikipedia entry noted in the link above.