Mary Baldwin University Theatre continues its season with Proof by David Auburn. The play created a sensation with its debut in 2000, winning the New York Drama Critics’ Best Play Award, the Drama Desk Award for Best New Play, and the Pulitzer Prize for Best Play.
Proof tells the story of Catherine (played by Tiffany Waters), who has left her own mathematical studies to care for her father Robert (played by Dan Stott), a mathematical genius who has descended into mental illness. His former student Hal (played by Clarence Finn) finds a significant new proof among his otherwise rambling notes. But who is the author? Catherine must deal with a burgeoning relationship, a domineering sister (played Mary Katherine Mahoney), and her own fears of following in her father’s mental and academic footsteps while she tries to stay in control.
The Mary Baldwin production is directed by Theatre Department Chair Terry Southerington, who describes it as “a very moving play. It is an ensemble piece, and we have a great cast who is truly involved in the play’s relationships, its moments of laughter, and its moments of tears.”
Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 3–6 and 2 p.m. April 7 in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Hall, Mary Baldwin University. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens. For reservations call 887-7192, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.marybaldwin.edu/arts/theatre.