From the Executive Director
Though the Pulitzer Prize committee did not ask my opinion, I would have voted with them in 2001! I absolutely love the script for Proof and think the Pulitzer Prize for Drama was an honor well-deserved for playwright David Auburn. Auburn was just 31 when this prize was awarded — and Proof was only his second full-length play, so I'm sure he must have been both surprised and thrilled!
The script is an eloquent and moving read all by itself. If you add a talented director and cast (which we've got) and an engaged audience (which we hope will include you), then I predict the results will be amazing.
As always, on the way to opening night, I get asked all sorts of questions. Here are the most popular ones.
Frequently Asked Questions about Proof:
Is this a depressing play? No!! While Proof does deal with real and important topics, I predict you'll find this story captivating and, ultimately, hopeful.
Is this the one where Meryl Streep was a nun? No, you're thinking of the play Doubt (another great script!) that was made into a movie in 2008. The Proof film dates from 2005 and featured Gwyneth Paltrow as Catherine and Anthony Hopkins as Robert.
Is this play suitable for children? Young people ages 12 and older will probably find the play engaging, though parents should note that there is a brief mention of sex and occasional cursing in the show.
I am excited to welcome you to our audience for Proof very soon!