ProofBy David Auburn
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?
George Tynan Crowley*
Scott C. Reeves*
GEORGE TYNAN CROWLEY last appeared at FST as Gabe, the faithful husband, in Dinner with Friends, for which he won the Sarasota Theatre Arts Award for Best Actor in 2001. He played Oscar Wilde here in 1988 in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. George most recently played Yvan in Art at Maine’s Public Theatre and Kent in King Lear outdoors at Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival. He played Oscar Wilde in the East Coast premiere at Philadelphia’s Wilma Theatre and again in the same play under Joy Zinoman’s direction at D.C.’s Studio Theatre. He just finished shooting his second film for Esther Bell (“exist”); his previous film for her, Godass, is frequently on Showtime. He has also performed at the Asolo (in Nora), the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, New Jersey’s Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, in The Famine Plays for Richard Caliban’s Cucaracha Warehouse Theatre in New York, and he served as the assistant to the director Zoe Caldwell for two seasons at Connecticut’s American Shakespeare Theatre. MFA in Directing, Yale School of Drama; MA in Performance Studies, Northwestern University; student acting under Uta Hagen.
DEBRA FUNKHOUSER Regional Theatre: Fair and Tender Ladies, Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Diary of Anne Frank (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Last Night of Ballyhoo, Ambition Facing West (Intiman Theatre); Importance of Being Earnest (GeVa Theatre); House of Blue Leaves, Reckless (Two River Theatre Company); The Little Foxes (Cincinnati Playhouse), Huck Finn (George Street Playhouse); Mad Forest, A Flea in Her Ear, As You Like It (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Grapes of Wrath (Sacramento Theatre Company); As You Like It, Spring Awakening (Idaho Shakespeare Festival). Education: University of Illinois.
SCOTT C. REEVES is thrilled to be back at FST after runs in Wit and Far East a couple of seasons ago. Last spring, Scott appeared as Raymond Whitman in the world premiere of Alex Woo's Forbidden City Blues. Scott has been seen in shows up and down the East Coast, is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, and recently bought a home in Brooklyn, New York, with his fiancée Eve and their dog, Boo.
DEBRA WHITFIELD is happy to return to FST after a run as Mallory in Veronica’s Position. Off-Broadway: Margaret opposite Orson Bean in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Rosalind in As You Like It. Regional: Jane in Ancestral Voices with Frank Converse, Remak Ramsay and Elizabeth Wilson (Emelin Theatre), Sharon in The Adjustment (Florida Stage). Best Actress 1998-1999 Season, New Times, Miami/Palm Beach, Natasha in Rough Crossing (Virginia Stage Company), Karen in Dinner with Friends (Florida Repertory Theatre), and Belinda in Noises Off (Dorset Theatre Festival). TV: The Edge of Night. Debra is a graduate of the London Shakespeare Studio and Ohio State University, and received her MA in Theatre from Kent State University. She is a member of The Workshop Theatre in NYC.
Director | Kate Alexander
Stage Manager | Bruce Price*
Costume Designer | Marcella Beckwith
Scenic Designer | Tim Baumgartner
Lighting Designer | Tom Sturge
John Gromada | Music & Sound Designer
* Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.