Nelson's budding professional theatre artists Emma Chart, Don Thompson, Quinn Barron and Sage Cowan star in the Nelson History Theatre production of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Proof, running Thursday to Sunday (August 8-11) at the TNT Playhouse.
One of the most acclaimed plays of recent seasons, Proof explores the intertwined mysteries of love and mathematics.
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert, must deal not only with his death but with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and with the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Robert left behind.
As Catherine confronts Hal's affections and Claire's plans for her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of her father's madness–or genius–will she inherit?
"Proof is ... a play about scientists whose science matters less than their humanity ... All four (characters) – whether loving, hating, encouraging or impeding one another – are intensely alive, complex, funny, human." — John Simon, New York
Advance tickets: Adults: $15 Students/Youth: $12. Tickets are also available at the door for an additional $3 one half hour prior to performance.
The TNT Playhouse is located at the corner of Ward and Carbonate Streets in Nelson.