Auditions for Proof by David Auburn
Directed by Charlotte Keefe
Audition Dates: Sunday, August 5 at 1 pm and Monday, August 6 at 6:30 pm
Location: SOMOS--108 Civic Plaza Dr.
Performance Dates: October 11-14; 18-21
Auditions will be cold readings. No preparation required. For more information contact Charlotte Keefe at 575-224-1066 or email@example.com
Proof is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.
Catherine, a troubled young woman has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: Has she inherited her father’s mental instability or genius --or both?
Characters: 2 males; 2 females
Robert: The father of Catherine and Claire. He is a recently deceased; was a brilliant mathematician who taught at the University of Chicago. He was praised for his groundbreaking work in his youth, but his later years were plagued by mental illness. In the play he is seen in Catherine’s imagination and flashbacks.
Catherine--She gave up her life and schooling to take care of her father, Robert, until his recent death. She struggles with her emotions and the uncertainty if she has inherited her father’s mathematical genius and/or his mental instability.
Hal--One of Robert’s doctoral students and now teaching math and trying to make a name for himself. He arrives after Robert’s death to search through the professor’s files hoping to discover something valuable.
Claire--Catherine’s older sister. She is a successful currency analyst. She left her father and sister to distance herself from them and make a new life for herself in New York City.