by David Auburn
January 11 – 15, 2023
Directed by Lisa Olliges Green
Proof is an intriguing story about family, truth and mental health set in the context of academic mathematics.
In Proof, the young but guarded Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician who has become a legend at the local university for solving complicated proofs.
Proof combines elements of mystery and surprise that unfold as Catherine engages her manipulative sister, who has left the family home and made a life for herself in New York City, and an unexpected suitor in Hal, a former Ph. D student of her father’s, who hopes to find valuable work in her father’s notebooks.
They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof that draws Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness – or genius – will she inherit?