Cast Theatrical Co. "Proof" Drama

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Tickets: $17 per person

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 the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship?  along with demonstrating the proof's authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal.  Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.