May 6, 2015
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Proof opens at Cottage Theatre on June 12
Cottage Grove, OR — The third production in Cottage Theatre's 2015 season is Proof by David Auburn, which opens June 12th for a three-weekend run. This story of love, genius, and instability was the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former graduate student of her father's from the University of Chicago who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit?
Cottage Theatre's production of Proof is directed and designed by Alan Beck, with costume design by Chris Carter and lighting design by Amanda Ferguson. The four-person cast consists of Nicole Trobaugh as Catherine; Patrick Torelle as Catherine's father, Robert; Kory Weimer as the graduate student Hal; and Janet Whitlow as Catherine's older sister Claire.
Proof runs for eleven performances at Cottage Theatre from June 12 - 28, 2015. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm.
Tickets are available online at www.cottagetheatre.org, by phone at 541-942-8001, or in person at the Cottage Theatre Box Office, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove. Tickets are $19 for adults and $16 for youth (age 6 to 18). Box Office hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm, and one hour before performances.