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Proof 2011 Last Modified: Monday, August 22, 2011
by David Auburn
Directed by Chris Powers
Mature Audiences

Performance Dates:
July 2011

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Synopsis Program Description:

From Dramatists Play Service:

On the eve of her twenty-fifth 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 student of her father's 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?

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.

"When we think of the great American playwrights, we think of Arthur Miller and Eugene O'Neill and Lillian Hellman, in earlier generations; Wendy Wasserstein and Tony Kushner, Jon Robin Baitz and Donald Margulies today: They are always writing about big ideas and wrapping them in family squabbles that get us where we live. Welcome David Auburn to the club. PROOF is the one you won't want to miss this fall." —NY Magazine.

"…combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theatre…[PROOF is a] smart and compassionate play of ideas." NY Daily News.

"PROOF surprises us with its aliveness…Mr. Auburn takes pleasure in knowledge…At the same time, he is unshowily fresh and humane, and he has written a lovely play." —NY Observer.

"[A] wonderfully funny…ambitiously constructed work…" —Variety.

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Our Cast

Barry Benning as Robert

Leslie Fisher as Catherine
In order of appearance
Role Actor
Robert: Barry Benning
Catherine: Leslie Fisher
Hal: Chris Powers
Claire: Miranda Price
Production Staff
Producer: Chris Powers
Director: Chris Powers
Asst. Director/Stage Manager: Sarah Burns
Assistant Stage Manager: Rebecca Manion

Our Crew
Set Construction: Walter Dodson
Prop Design: Michael McGehee
Lighting Design: Josh Ledbetter
Sound Design: Zachary Powers
Sound Technician: Sarah Burns
Costumes: Andrea Tucker
Publicity: Chris Powers
Programs: Neil Richardson

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee Chair: Cate Thornton
Treasurer: Robert L. Simpson
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Karen Irwin
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Photography: Renee Burns
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Walter Dodson
Chris Powers as Hal

Miranda Price as Claire

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The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
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Hot Springs Village Voice
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
The Arkansas Times
Jerry Longinotti
John Crawford
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine of KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
Sharon Palmer of KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

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Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!