1st Stage Extends Proof, Announces Spring Benefit

Mar 22, 2016

1st Stage, Tysons' award-winning professional theatre, announces the extension of the Pulitzer Prize winning Proof by David Auburn through May 8. Artistic Director, Alex Levy directs the production at 1st Stage.

The performance on May 6 will be a dedicated to 1st Stage's Annual Benefit. This exclusive performance will be part of an exciting celebration of 1st Stage's recent expansion and future development. 1st Stage is exploring bold, new directions and recently received the National Theatre Company grant from the American Theatre Wing as well as 2 Helen Hayes Awards. In January of 2016, 1st Stage expanded into the storefront next door, doubling the square footage if its footprint. This momentum is propelling 1st Stage into an extraordinary period of growth, innovation, and advancement. Celebrate the bright future of 1st Stage on Friday, May 6 from 6pm-10pm. Eat, drink, and explore! The evening will feature a premiere look at the expanded rehearsal space, exciting silent auction items, an onstage tour, and an exclusive performance of Proof.

Synopsis of Proof: 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.

Proof will run at 1st Stage from March 31-May 8 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. Exclusive 2016 Benefit performance May 6 at 6pm.

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.