The Blue Slipper Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for Proof:
Proof, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, is a passionate and sharply witty play about the nature of genius and madness, fathers and daughters and the risks and redemption of love.
It examines the dual meaning of “proof” both as mathematical formula and the search for a basis of belief, in family, in strangers and mostly, in one’s own mind and heart.
Catherine (female, 20s-30s) . The 25-year-old daughter of Robert, Catherine has spent her youth caring for her increasingly unstable father, inheriting his mathematical genius and possibly his madness.
Robert (male, mid 40s-early 60s). A brilliant former professor and gifted mathematician plagued by debilitating mental illness.
Claire (female, 30s to early 40s). Catherine’s older sister, back in Chicago from her professional and soon-to-be-married life in New York, confident that she knows what’s best for Catherine.
Hal (male, late 20s to 30s) A former student of Robert, compelled to sift through Robert’s numerous notebooks to find undiscovered remaining genius within the overwhelming pages of madness.
Marc Beaudin returns to the Blue Slipper for his sixth production as director. He has worked in theatre professionally for 20 years as a director, scenic designer and technical director at venues ranging from unheated warehouses and art galleries to a 1000-seat, state-of-the-art theatre. Directing favorites include:
Macbeth (with The 303), Amadeus (with Pit & Balcony Theatre Co.), Dying City (with Caldera Theatre Co.) and the Blue Slipper’s production of Dracula.
His poetry has been published widely, and he is the author of the travel memoir Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals