The production marks the first time Auburn has staged his hit Broadway play, which continues at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City and on a national tour (both productions are directed by Daniel Sullivan, who took the Tony Award for his direction of the work). Auburn, a Juilliard playwright, won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001 for Proof.
The cast rehearsing in the Miami area with Auburn includes Jenny Maguire are Catherine, Terry Beaver as Robert, Rick Holmes as Hal and Angela Reed as Claire. The play explores the relationship between a math genius whose mind is crumbling and his daughter, who may have inherited both his gift and his illness. The play is alternately a romance, a mystery and a warm drama of dysfunctional family dynamics. The play began Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club and transferred.
Coconut Grove, in Miami, also announced that The Soul of Gershwin, a revue about George Gershwin's work refracted through the Jewish experience and Klezmer music, will replace Stones in His Pockets on the 1,100-seat mainstage April 2-21, and (in the 135-seat Encore Room), Michael John Garces will stage the solo show, Northeast Second Avenue, a one-man show by and starring Teo Castellanos, about the world of a Haitian jitney driver in Miami.
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