CAST presents the smart, witty, and compassionate Proof by David Auburn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.
Proof is story of Catherine, a troubled young woman who has spent years caring for her father, a brilliant but unstable mathematician. Following his death, she must deal with the arrival of her estranged sister and the attentions of her father’s former student who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks he left behind. A burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: how much of her father’s madness —or genius — did she inherit?
Performances are through June 1.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Select matinees Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $28 adult; $22 senior; $18 student.
No late seating. This performance contains profanity.
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR TICKET-BUYERS
FUEL Friday Nights: May 17, 24, 31. Enjoy complimentary pizza from Fuel Pizza on Central Avenue. The pizza pairs nicely with beers from NoDa Brewing Company and wines from Round Peak Vineyards.
“There’s ‘Proof’ of Quality at CAST” — Lawrence Toppman of The Charlotte Observer. Click here to read the full review.
“…Ghostly presences and mathematical figures are highly thoughtful, yet very accessible — and moving in many ways.” — Mark Pizzato of Arts a la Mode. Click here to read the full review.
“ ‘Proof’ is an elegant work, performed elegantly,” — Meg Whalen of CVNC.org. Click here to read the full review.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
- Karina Roberts-Caporino is Catherine, her father’s caretaker before his passing and a prodigy in her own right … or is she more fragile than that and perhaps living in her own delusion?
- Frances Bendert is Catherine’s older sister Claire, who comes home to take care of her sister and to take her away from the madness of their childhood.
- George Gray (Metrolina Theatre Association Best Actor in a Cameo Role) is their father Robert, a genius mathematician who left behind as their only inheritance their old Chicago home … and his “proof.”
- Scott Miller is Robert’s student Hal, hungry for discovery and torn between his attraction for Claire and his desire to get his hands on Robert’s original notebooks.
- Director: Tony Wright
- CAST Managing Artistic Director: Michael R. Simmons