TheatreSquared will debut its version of David Auburn’s acclaimed drama, Proof, this week in Fayetteville.
The play, which has won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, opens with a special preview performance on Thursday, Oct. 16, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 2 at Nadine Baum Studios.
The show tells the story of Catherine, a woman who has cared for her genius mathematician father for years as his mind slowly unravels in his Hyde Park home. When former student Hal arrives to survey her father’s cryptic scribblings, a romance begins to kindle – until Hal makes a startling discovery.
T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford said he believes the play is one of the best of the 21st century.
“There’s a reason why Proof won every major award in its New York debut — Pulitzer, Tony, Drama Desk, Lortel, Obie, and Critics’ Circle,” Ford said. “Proof revolves around math, but it’s bursting with human chemistry. The script is a brilliant blend of drama and wit.”
Gold echoed Ford’s sentiments on the quality of the play.
“I think it is one of the most beautifully crafted plays in the contemporary theater,” said director Shana Gold. “It’s funny. It’s moving. It’s really powerful. It explores really big themes in a really intimate way.”
After the preview performance on Thursday, the show will play each Thursday through Sunday for three weekends until Nov. 2. Tickets range from $15-39, and a limited number of tickets to each show are reserved for just $10 for patrons under 30 years of age.
To purchase tickets, visit theatre2.org or call at the Walton Arts Center box office at 479-443-5600.