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. She may have inherited at least a part of her father’s genius – and perhaps some of his instability as well.
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.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Proof is David Auburn’s passionate and intelligent story about the uncompromising nature of genius and a family’s struggle to cope with the ongoing burden of mental illness.
First thrilling Sydney audiences in an STC production starring Jacqueline McKenzie and Barry Otto, Proof hit the screens in 2005 in a highly successful film adaptation starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal.
David Auburn is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. In addition to proof, his works for theatre include: Are You Ready?, Damage Control, Fifth Planet, Miss You, Three Monologues, We Had A Very Good Time, What Do You Believe About The Future?, Skyscraper, The Columnist, and Lost Lake. He was script consultant on tick, tick…BOOM! His screenplays include: Proof, The Lake House, and The Girl in the Park, in which he was also the director.
“Proof combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theatre… a smart and compassionate play of ideas.” – NY Daily News
Director: Derek Walker Featuring: Alex Brown, Julia Christensen, Peter Flett, Ylaria Rogers Set Designer: Jeremy Allen Lighting Designer: Alex Berlage Costume Designer: Caitlin Hodder Associate Producer: Bradley Barrack
New Theatre, 542 King Street, Newtown
Season: 13 – 30 July 2016
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