Audition Dates and Times
Saturday, January 20, 11am-12:30pm
Saturday, January 20, 4pm-5:30pm
Tuesday, January 23, 7pm-10pm
405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest 27587
You can audition either date. We ask that you please sign up for the date you plan to audition. While you can audition without signing up for a date, those who do sign up in advance will be auditioned first. To sign up, go to Proof Audition Sign-Up.
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to auditions. Please bring your completed registration forms with you, which you can download using the links below. Additional forms will be available at registration. Please bring with you a recent photograph or headshot along with your completed forms.
No monologs or preparation are required. You will be asked to read from the script.
Callbacks will be held on Saturday, 1/27 from 10am-noon, if needed.
Rehearsals begin in March 2018. There will be a read-through in early February.
About the Play
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Proof is the story of a young woman who has devoted the past five years to caring for her brilliant but somewhat psychotic father, Robert, a professor of mathematics who has recently died at an early age. The play begins on Catherine’s twenty-fifth birthday, just days before her father’s funeral, and follows the course of events over the weekend. During this time, we see Catherine attempting to cope with the aftermath of her father’s death and the void it has left in her life. Periodic flashbacks to interactions with Robert reveal the close relationship as well as similarities between father and child, setting the stage for Catherine’s internal conflict: how much of her father’s mathematical brilliance—and mental instability—has she inherited?
Her feelings rise to the surface when Hal, one of Robert’s former students who now teaches at the same university, visits the home to search through the professor’s notebooks in hopes of finding a proof that will advance mathematics and perhaps his own career. During this time, a romantic relationship develops with him and Catherine. When Catherine’s older sister, Claire, arrives to take charge of their father’s affairs, attempting to do the same with Catherine’s life, matters come to a head. Catherine must then find her footing on a shaky emotional landscape and prove herself to both her sister and to Hal.