May 13, 2014 > Pulitzer Prize-winning drama at Chanticleers
Pulitzer Prize-winning drama at Chanticleers
ÒProofÓ is the story of Catherine, daughter of a brilliant mathematician who misplaces both brilliance and sanity in his later years. Catherine, a budding mathematician herself, lives in his shadow. She gives up her schooling to take care of her father and begins to wonder if she may have inherited his tendency toward madness.
When a former student of her father's comes to examine his papers, hoping to find valuable material in his notebooks, Catherine instantly distrusts his motives. Her anger and sadness emerge as she struggles to pick up the pieces of her life and reclaim her own identity.
David AuburnÕs ÒProofÓ is a compelling and very human drama. It reveals how fragile our hold on reality is, while reminding us that finding trust and love is even more difficult than discovering truth.
ÒProofÓ was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Best New Play and many other accolades. In 2005, it was adapted as a motion picture starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins. Chanticleers Theatre's production is directed by Debbi Sandmann.
Please note that this play discusses adult themes and contains strong language, which some may find offensive. It is not appropriate for children.
General adult admission is$18 and $15 for seniors (60 plus), military, and students. There will be a Bargain Night on Saturday, May 17 with tickets for $13. Take part in the Dinner Theatre Night on Saturday, May 24 with a pre-show dinner at 6 p.m. at Palomares Cafˇ on Lake Chabot Road, just minutes from the theatre. It's a great way to get to know others who enjoy Chanticleers' performances. Reserve your seats by calling Chanticleers at (510) 733-5483 or make reservations directly with the Palomares Cafˇ at least one week in advance by calling (510) 733-5852 and indicate that youÕre part of the Chanticleers Theatre Dinner Group. For more information, visit www.chanticleers.org.
Friday, May 16 Ð Sunday, June 8
3683 Quail Ave, Castro Valley
Tickets: $15 - $18