Proof - The Theatre Lab
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Proof

Date

March 14 - March 16

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 Proof, by David Auburn, directed by Randy Baker.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Breakout Theatre, The Theatre Lab's recently established professional theatre company, has just announced its upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning show Proof. Join us in March to see the second-ever production by graduates of The Theatre Lab’s Honors Acting Conservatory, now performing as professional actors. 

Performances:
Thursday, March 14 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 16 at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 16 at 7:30pm
Location:
The Theatre Lab DC (900 Massachusetts Ave NW). Plan your visit.

The Plot: 
Catherine inherits her father’s mathematical brilliance but fears his mental illness. Alone after his death, she grapples with instability, navigating connections with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and Claire, her sister. Hal’s discovery of a groundbreaking proof in her father’s notebooks forces Catherine to confront her inheritance of genius or madness in David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof, a poignant tale of family, genius, and love.

The Characters:
Catherine – A young woman, 25 years old, who inherited much of her father's mathematical genius and, she fears, his "instability" as well; she gave up her life and schooling to take care of her father until his recent death.
Claire – Catherine's older sister, a practical and business-minded woman who has been comfortably successful in her work and relationships. She left Robert and Catherine behind, distancing herself from the run-down family home of her youth. She left the family to make a new life for herself in New York City.
Robert – A recently deceased mathematician praised for his groundbreaking work in his youth, but whose later years were plagued by delusional mental illness; he is seen in Catherine's imagination and in flashbacks.
Harold (Hal) Dobbs – One of Robert's last Ph.D. students during the one year his idol and mentor's illness went into remission, at least enabling Robert to teach, if not continue his own creative mathematical work.
 


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