FREEFALL Productions – in association with New Theatre – presents
PROOF BY DAVID AUBURN
13-30 July 2016 at New Theatre, Newtown
“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” – Aristotle
PROOF – David Auburn’s brilliant and heart-filled exploration of family, love, genius and mental illness – comes to Sydney’s New Theatre this July in FREEFALL’s exciting new production.
Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father. When he dies she is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him. She may have inherited at least a part of her father’s genius — and perhaps some of his instability as well. Caught between a new-found connection with Hal – one of her father’s former students who hopes to find some hint of genius in the 103 notebooks of incoherent scribblings Catherine’s father left behind – and the reappearance of her older sister Claire, Catherine’s world begins to close in as she is forced to question how much she can actually trust those closest to her.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, David Auburn’s play PROOF is a passionate and intelligent story about the uncompromising nature of genius and a family’s struggle to cope with the ongoing burden of mental illness.
It first thrilled Sydney audiences in an STC production starring Jacqueline McKenzie and Barry Otto and hit the screens in a highly successful film adaptation starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal in 2005.
FREEFALL’s production is directed by Derek Walker and stars Ylaria Rogers, Peter Flett, Julia Christensen and Alex Brown, with set design by Jeremy Allen, lighting design by Alex Berlage, costume design by Caitlin Hodder; and associate producer Bradley Barrack.
“Proof combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theatre… a smart and compassionate play of ideas.” – NY Daily News.
PROOF by David Auburn
13 to 30 July at New Theatre, 542 King Street Newtown
Wed–Sat 7.30pm plus Sat 2pm & Sun 5pm matinees
Saturday 30 July final performance 5pm only
Tickets: Full $35 | Concession $25 | Bookings: newtheatre.org.au/proof