Directed by artistic director Emily Mann, the production will begin previews Sept. 6 with an official opening Sept. 12. Performances will continue through Oct. 6.
In a statement director Mann said, “I knew I wanted to select a contemporary American play because I thought it would complement the rest of the season. When I thought about plays from the last 15 years that I loved, Proof immediately came to mind. We have never produced it at McCarter and I felt that I had a special connection to the play, being a University of Chicago faculty child myself and having had a very close bond with my father. I went back and read the play and it leaped off the page at me. It’s such a good play. It’s so sparely, beautifully written and the motor is sort of unusual for a relationship play. It almost feels like, not exactly a detective story, but there is suspense involved in a way that’s really interesting to me and deeply imbedded in the character relationship.”
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Proof, press notes state, "is an elegant and engaging story of passion, genius, and family bonds. Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but does she also share his madness? When one of his graduate students discovers a groundbreaking proof among the professor’s notebooks, Catherine must face the legacy her father has left behind."
The creative team includes three-time Tony Award winner Eugene Lee (set designer), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume designer), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting designer) and Mark Bennett (sound designer). Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office, located at 91 University Place in Princeton.