Classics in Color and QuickSilver Theatre Company present the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a brilliant mathematician and his daughter, featuring a multicultural cast. More…
'Proof' is the story of a family. Robert, the patriarch of the family is a mathematic visionary. His daughter Catherine is his caregiver with high level mathematical potential. Hal is a mathematician at the University of Chicago working on his Ph.D. Robert is Hal’s advisor.
Casting 'Proof' with actors of color generates a new conversation that speaks to the issues of gender and color privilege in mathematics. This dialogue expands to the education and experiences of young women of color in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs.
See it if You want an absorbing, smart, insightful evening of theater exploring life, death, disappointment, relationships and math. It's worth it.
Don't see it if Math and madness aren't really your ideal night out.
See it if You like mental illness representation, math or genius protagonists.
Don't see it if You don't like plays that try too hard or that have weak endings.
See it if All dialog with few actors, very minor set or costumes and very little action is your thing. It has a limited audience appeal. It isn’t me.
Don't see it if You like action, set design, costumes, music, dance and lots of characters.