by David Auburn
directed by Tracy Cathey
February 25 - March 19
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday March 6 at 3 p.m.
Way Off Broadway Community Players
Building 4 at 11880 W. FM 2243 in Leander, TX, between US 183 and Bagdad Road (click for map)
On the eve of her birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows certain events such as a burgeoning romance, flashbacks of her father and the discovery of a mysterious notebook, combine to draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit?
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Proof "…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."