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Proof – A Genius Play Which Causes a Stir

Source: Northern Beaches Council
Archived 5 May 2018 - Posted: 10 Mar 2018
Ylaria Rogers in Proof
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, Proof is an intriguing and passionate play which examines the nature of genius and the power of love.

Exploring the misunderstood relationship between genius and mental instability, Proof is a thought-provoking drama written by American playwright, David Auburn. The much-loved play was later adapted into the 2005 Hollywood film of the same name, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The play offers funny, observant lines and is immensely absorbing in the loving and brittle relationships it depicts.

Written in 2000, the play has run across Broadway, the West End and premiered in Australia at the Sydney Opera House in 2003.

"For me, one of the most important things about theatre is the stories we choose to tell,” says lead actor Ylaria Rogers.

Proof is beautifully crafted with integrity and a deep understanding of human relationships."

Plot:

Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father. When he dies she is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him. She may have inherited at least a part of her father’s genius — and perhaps some of his instability as well. Catherine’s father Hal, details a ground breaking mathematical proof in the 103 notebook he leaves behind, forcing Catherine to question how much she can actually trust those closest to her.

Reviews:

"...a must-see performance."
Weekend Notes

"This production is further evidence... that Sydney has world class theatre."
Sydney Arts Guide

"Highly recommended."
Lisa Thatcher Reviews

"a potent, powerful script."
Broadway World

"As long as artists remain dedicated, as they appear to be here, there is hope for the world."
Suzy Goes See

Patrons’ Advice: Infrequent strong language.


PROOF
By David Auburn

Dates: 20 – 25 March 2018

Time: Tuesday 6.30pm, Wednesday - Saturday 8pm, Wed 11am, Saturday 2pm and Sunday 5pm

Venue: Glen Street Theatre, Corner of Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose

Tickets:

  • $65 - $36. Student Rush tickets just $16. Transaction charges may apply.
  • Online or 9975 1455

This article archived 5 May 2018

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