1st Stage to Present Pulitzer Prize Winner Proof

Mar 16, 2016

On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine's life has been turned upside down. After years of caring for her father, a brilliant but unstable mathematician, he has passed away leaving her to pick up the pieces of the life she suspended during her tenure as his caregiver. The remnants of her father's research are extremely and painfully present in the form of 103, largely unintelligible, notebooks he left behind. Catherine's estranged sister, Claire and their father's former student, Hal orbit around her as she works to make sense of her loss and the looming possibility that she may have inherited much more than her father's mathematical prowess. While struggling with grief, loss, expectation, and her own volatile emotions, the discovery of a new notebook among her father's chaotic research reveals a shocking discovery that will change the field of math, and possibly Catherine's life, forever.

The 1st Stage production of Proof by David Auburn features Katrina Clark as Catherine, Liz Osborn as Claire, Sam Ludwig as Hal, and Ray Ficca as Robert. 1st Stage Artistic Director, Alex Levy directs the production.

The design team includes: scenic and costume design by Kathryn Kawecki, lighting design by Robbie Hayes, and sound design by Neil McFadden.

Proof will run at 1st Stage from March 31-May 1 with show times as follows: Thursday at 7pm (first weekend only), Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 7pm. There will be no 7pm performance on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

General admission tickets are $30. Senior (65+) tickets are $26. Student and military tickets are $15.

Tickets, gift certificates, and Flex Passes can be purchased online at www.1ststagetysons.org or by calling the 1st Stage box office at 703-854-1856.

The run time is approximately 2 hours with one fifteen-minute intermission.

Editors: Press performances are Saturday, April 2 at 8pm and Sunday, April 3, at 2pm.

Please email the box office at boxoffice@1ststagetysons.org for reservations.

Proof is the fourth play in 1st Stage's eighth season. Following Proof will be Floyd Collins by Tina Landau, Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel, Additional Lyrics by Tina Landau, Directed by Nick Olcott (June 2-26). Look for 1st Stage's Season Nine announcement in late March.