Proof

By David Auburn

Directed by Jennifer Sharron Stock

Winner on the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, "Proof" is an amazing drama about knowing and trusting yourself.
Catherine is a brilliant young woman who is lost after her genius but mentally unstable father dies. She is ordered about by her well-meaning but controlling sister. She finds a connection with her fathers former student, Hal.
Does Catherine have the strength to move on and be herself. And if she does, will she turn out like her brilliant father?

Produced by Sheboygan Theatre Company at Leslie W. Johnson Theatre, 2820 Union Ave., Sheboygan

Performances: February 3-11, 2012

Performance Times: Friday, Feb. 3 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 5 @ 2:00 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 8 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, Feb. 9 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, Feb. 10 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 11 @ 7:30 pm

Ticket Prices: (Before taxes) Adults = $20 Seniors (60 & over) = $16 Students (to college) = $10

Call 920-459-3779 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions

Auditions will be held on the following days:

12/12/2011

For the audition, candidates do not need to bring prepared material. Everyone will be given numerous opportunities to audition for a variety of roles. Direction may be given, but since you will be allowed more than one opportunity, no one need feel anxious about ďgetting it right the first time.Ē The audition will involve reading selected scenes from the script.

Scripts are available for loan through the Theatre Companyís office in the Community Recreation Department, 607 S. Water St. They may be picked up Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. but must be returned to the Community Recreation Department by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12. Questions - call 459-3779.

Character Information:

ROBERT: (age around 40 to 60ís) Robert was once very prominent but has become worn with age and illness. He is not a slob but he never really paid attention to fashion. Once a brilliant mathematician, he has been brought down by mental illness. He loves his daughters and his work but his illness took away his ability to be continuously great at either. He has bouts of genius in both parenthood and math but they are fleeting.

CATHERINE: (late teens to early 30ís) Robertís youngest child, she is only 25 but has spent much of her life taking care of her father. She inherited much of her fatherís mathematic abilities, which she has never really been able to further. She is also worried about possibly inheriting her fatherís mental illness. She is not talkative but can be charming if she wants to be. She could be quite attractive but she doesnít pay much attention to her looks. Catherine tends to be quite manic after her fatherís death which could be grief or mental instability.

CLAIRE: (mid 20ís-early 30ís) Catherineís older sister is 29 and is rather the opposite of her sister. Appearances are very important to Claire. She is extremely put together in everything, personal life, work, fashion, living. She wants everything in her life to be very neat and clean, which after her fatherís death, includes her sister. She is a successful financial professional, but doesnít have her fatherís or sisterís mathematic genius and she knows it. She makes a lot of assumptions about other people and their lives but she truly loves her sister and wants the best for her.

HAL: (mid 20ís to mid 30ís) Hal is a 28 year old, former student of Robertís. He idolized Robert and while he is a talented mathematician but not in the same league as Catherine or her father. He is a nice looking, put together guy but bit of a geek, which he embraces. He has a quirky charm that somehow connects with Catherineís personality. He should be a young, healthy contrast to that of Robert.