Season Event

Walnut Street Theatre: Proof

  • March 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall


This critically acclaimed theater company—from America’s oldest continuously operating theater—presents a luminous and touching play about fathers and daughters, genius and insanity, legacy and truth. Winner of numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, Proof tells the story of Catherine, a young woman who dropped out of college to care for her ailing father, Robert, who has just died. Robert, a professor and mathematical genius, struggled with mental illness for much of his adult life. After his death, Catherine (played by Fairfax native Alex Keiper) finds romance with her father’s former graduate student, Hal, who is searching for proof of his mentor’s genius. Also adapted into a film, this moving work is a delightful romance, a drama about family dynamics, and a mystery about the true nature of genius. “Impeccable production of the drama...played with a touch-life tone and acted with a regal undertone.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Ken Elston, Chair, Theater Department, George Mason University (Mar 2, 2012) Pre-Performance Discussion

$40, $32, $20