Proof Comes Home to New Jersey's George Street Playhouse

News   Proof Comes Home to New Jersey's George Street Playhouse David Auburn's Proof, which just ended its Broadway run, will come to the George Street Playhouse in February.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a mathematically gifted father and daughter will begin performances at the New Brunswick theatre on Feb. 18 and will run through March 16. It's a coming home of sorts for the play, which was developed at the George Street Playhouse in a two-week workshop and presented at the theatre's 1999 Next Stage New Play Festival. Michael Morris will helm the new production; casting has yet to be announced. Proof opened at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on Oct. 24, 2000, playing 916 performances before closing Jan. 5, 2003. The original cast included Mary-Louise Parker, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Catherine; Larry Bryggman; Johanna Day; and Ben Shenkman. Under the direction of Daniel Sullivan, the production also won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play as well as the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

Before Proof's arrival, the George Street Playhouse will present Double Play, an evening of one-acts from Jan. 14-Feb. 9. Tom Aldredge and Elizabeth Wilson co-star in Israel Horovitz's The 75th and Arthur Laurents' The Vibrator; David Saint directs.

The George Street Playhouse is located in New Brunswick, NJ at 9 Livingston Avenue. For tickets, call the theatre's box office at (732) 246-7717 or visit www.georgestplayhouse.org.