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Proof by David Auburn

Presented by The Actors Studio of Tampa Bay

The Studio@620 welcomes students from Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) and their production of Proof by David Auburn, August 1-3, 2011.

"Proof" is a play about a young woman, Catherine, who had inherited her father's innate ability with mathematics but as he recently passed she fears inheriting the insanity that reached him with age. As preparations are made for the funeral and Catherine’s sister Claire returns from New York, Catherine forms a tentative friendship with Hal, a mathematician who is one of her father’s former students. Catherine's sister arrives just in time for their father's funeral and to convince Catherine to come live with her in fear that Catherine is clinically insane.

"Proof" won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, as well as several other major awards for drama. In "Proof", the playwright explores issues such as what the link may be between genius and madness and whether either or both can be inherited. But "Proof" is also a story about human relationships, suggesting that developing trust and love can be as difficult, and just as uncertain, as establishing the truth of a mathematical proof.

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