Proof

by David Auburn

Directed by Michaela Byrne

October 11-13, 2012
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm and Friday at 11pm

Studio 1, Walgreen Drama Center (1226 Murfin), North Campus
FREE ADMISSION!

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The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert’s death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert’s office. The title refers both to that proof and to a central question: Can Catherine prove the proof’s authorship?

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