PROOF, by David Auburn

Historic Roycroft Pavilion Theater
166 South Grove Street
(in Hamlin Park)
East Aurora, NY 14052

April 12, 2024
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

Fri & Sat: 07:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

(716) 687-6727

$18 – $20

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Proof tells the story of Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant but mentally unstable mathematician, who is struggling to come to terms with her father’s recent death and her own identity as a mathematician. When a groundbreaking mathematical proof is discovered among her father’s papers, Catherine must confront the legacy of genius and madness that runs in her family. The play has received widespread critical acclaim and been hailed as a modern classic of American theater. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001 and was later adapted into a feature film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins.

The word “proof” has many meanings in this play, intertwining the realms of logic (both mathematical and otherwise), emotion, certainty and doubt. It serves as a reminder of the human quest for understanding and validation, as well as the elusive nature of truth at times. Whether in the elegance of a mathematical proof or the reassurance of personal validation, the search for proof remains a timeless and universal pursuit.

Proof stars, Michael Breen as Robert, Danielle Burning as Catherine, Molly McGrath as Claire and Wil Weiss as Hal. It is rated PG-13 for language and content.

Tickets are available at or through the box office at 716-687-6727. The 200-seat, Historic Roycroft Pavilion Theater is located at 166 South Grove Street within Hamlin Park in East Aurora.