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  • Venue: A.C.T. Studio Theatre
  • Dates: 11/3/2018 - 11/18/2018
  • Director: Richie Lester
  • Written By: David Auburn
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Event Details

Winner of both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001, David Auburn’s play is probably more about the value of trust in relationships than mathematical equations, and mixes in humor with the tumultuous emotions.  On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, over the long weekend that follows her father's death, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all:  How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit? 


Reviews:
·      "When we thinkof the great American playwrights, we think of Arthur Miller and Eugene O'Neill and Lillian Hellman, in earlier generations; Wendy Wasserstein and Tony Kushner, Jon Robin Baitz and Donald Margulies today: They are always writing about big ideas and wrapping them in family squabbles that get us where we live. Welcome David Auburn to the club." —NY Magazine.
·       "…combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theatre…[PROOF is a] smart and compassionate play of ideas." NY Daily News. 
·      "PROOF surprises us with its aliveness…Mr. Auburn takes pleasure in knowledge…At the same time, he is unshowily fresh and humane, and he has written a lovely play." —NY Observer. 
·      "[A] wonderfully funny…ambitiously constructed work…" —Variety.


Awards:
·      2001 Drama Desk Award for Best New Play
·      2001 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play, Mary Louise Parker
·      2001 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play
·      2001 New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Play
·      2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
·      2001 Tony Award for Best Play
·      2001 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, Mary Louise Parker
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001 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, Daniel Sullivan