Downstage Left proudly presents Proof, by David Auburn.
Proof is the story of Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a famous mathematician at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with the fine line between genius and madness. How much of either did she inherit from him?
Catherine has cared for her father through his long mental illness, while her sister Claire got on with her life in New York. Upon Robert’s death, Claire returns home to ‘settle’ family affairs whilst his ex-graduate student Hal searches Robert’s papers hoping to find a bit of his old brilliance.
What Hal discovers causes them all to examine the very nature of love, trust and sacrifice. It also raises the question: is it possible to prove anything?”
Proof won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001.