The Proof is in Alabaster

February 18, 2013 by  

‘Proof’ the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play will be performed at Alabaster’s South City Theatre later this week. Directed by David Auburn and produced by Clay Boyce, the play can be described as a compelling fusion of mystery, comedy, artful storytelling, and surprise.

In the play, Catherine, a distressed young woman played by Nancy Moore, has spent most of her life caring for her ingenious but slightly deranged father (Ron Dauphinee), a renowned mathematician. Upon his death, she is forced to come to grips with her own erratic emotions; her sister Claire (played by Karla Stamps), with whom she is at odds, and the flirtatious Hal (Ashley Renfroe), one of her father’s erstwhile students who anticipates stumbling upon amazing treasures among the reams of notebooks and catalog printing left by her father.

During the course of the weekend, a blossoming romance and the unearthing of an enigmatic notepad cause Catherine to question the degree of her father’s lunacy—or brilliance—she has been bequeathed.

The South City Theatre is able to provide seating for 37 people—so it is a good idea to reserve early. Tickets are $15 per person, or $12 for senior citizens and students. For additional information, and to purchase tickets, log on to the theater’s website or call the box office at 205-621-2128.

Proof will be in Alabaster from February 21 through the 23 and February 28 through March 2 at 8:00 pm. A matinee performance is scheduled on February 24 at 2:00 pm, as well. The theater is located at 3612 Highway 26, in Columbiana, near Alabaster.