Thursday, January 13, 2011

Upcoming: Proof by David Auburn, Austin Playhouse, January 28 - February 20

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Austin Playhouse



by David Auburn

January 28 - February 20

Austin Playhouse Larry L. King Theatre at Penn Field (click for map)

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.

Austin Playhouse explores the link between genius and madness in David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama Proof. The drama-mystery runs four weeks - from January 28th through February 20th - in the Larry L. King Theatre. Written in 2001, the drama scored the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Joseph Kesselring Prize and Drama Desk Award. The story was produced for the big screen in a 2005 feature film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Proof explores complex relationships - similar to a mathematical equation - between a father and daughter, rival sisters, and two young lovers. Catherine, a young woman with unmistakable symptoms of clinical depression, takes care of her former genius of a mathematician father through a long struggle with mental illness. While celebrating her 25th birthday, she begins to wonder how much of her father's genius - and madness - she's inherited.

Directed by Lara Toner and Cyndi Williams, the Austin production features Molly Karrasch (Educating Rita), Tom Parker (The Trip to Bountiful, Picasso at the Lapin Agile), Lara Toner (The 39 Steps), and David Meissner.

Performances run Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20, with half-price tickets for students.

Austin Playhouse is located at 3601 S. Congress, Bldg. C, in the Penn Field Center. For reservations and more information, call (512) 476-0084 or visit

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