Proof
by Wimberley Players

Feb. 09 - Feb. 11

Catherine, a promising but emotionally unstable young woman, has spent years caring for her father Robert, a mathematical genius who, after suffering a severe mental illness, has recently passed away. In the wake of Robert’s death, Catherine must deal with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, who was largely absent during their father’s illness. Claire worries that Catherine may have inherited more than Robert’s idiosyncrasies, and, against Catherine’s wishes, is now subtly determined to care for her sister. To complicate matters, Hal, a former student of Catherine’s father has recently spent weeks pouring through more than a hundred of Robert’s old notebooks, analyzing them for any undiscovered genius they may contain. In the days that follow Robert’s funeral, a developing romance between Catherine and Hal is put on hold by the discovery of a brilliant mathematical proof, thought to be the final efforts of Robert during a moment of clarity. Catherine claims that she wrote the proof, leading Claire and Hal to wonder if she has inherited Robert’s mathematical genius or his mental illness.


Company/Venue:      Wimberley Players, Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, 78676

 

Production Dates:    April 12-May 5, 2019,  Fri/Sat curtains at 7:30, Sun at 2:30

                                    

Director:                     Aaron Johnson

 

Audition Dates:         

Saturday, Feb. 9th at 12:00 at the Wimberley Playhouse

Monday, Feb. 11th at 7:30 pm at the Wimberley Playhouse

 

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13th 7:30 pm., at the Wimberley Playhouse located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley TX 78676

 

Process:  1st round –Actors are encouraged but not required to prepare a 2 minute monologue from a

                    contemporary drama for the auditions. Actors with a prepared monologue will be

                               seen first on audition dates. Sides from the script will also be available for cold                      

                               readings.      

Callbacks – Callbacks will consist entirely of cold readings from the script.

 

Please schedule a reserved audition time slot by emailing the address below and bring a headshot and

resume. Callbacks will be by invitation only. Not all potential cast members will be called back. 

 

Characters:

Catherine – 25 years old. Much of her young adulthood has been spent caring for her mentally ill father who recently passed away. She worries that she may have inherited more than her father's mathematical genius.

 

Claire – 29 years old. Catherine's older sister who distanced herself from Catherine and their father to find a career in New York City. She has returned for Robert’s funeral and, she hopes, to take care of Catherine.

 

Robert – In his 50’s. A mathematical savant responsible for groundbreaking work in his youth, his powers were severely diminished by a debilitating mental illness. He is seen only in flashbacks

 

Harold (Hal) Dobbs – 28 years old. A Ph.D. candidate who studied with Robert during a year long remission of his mental illness. Hal hopes to discover Robert’s final legacy in a pile of notebooks he left behind.

 

 

For information and to schedule audition, please email auditions@wimberleyplayers.org