Proof ( 2002 )
Category : Drama
dates : July 2, 2002 - January 5, 2003
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Playwright : David Auburn
Director : Daniel Sullivan
Cast : Anne Heche, Len Cariou, Neil Patrick Harris, Kate Jennings Grant
Official site : Proof on Broadway
Anne's character : Catherine, math professor's daughter
Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman,
Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor.
They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring
for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert, must deal with the arrival of her estranged
sister, Claire, and with the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to
find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Robert left behind.
What Hal discovers in an old notebook is a brilliant mathematical result that tests the
sisters’ kinship as well as the romantic feelings growing between Catherine and Hal.
As Catherine confronts Hal’s affections and Claire’s plans for her life, she struggles to
solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of her father’s madness – or genius –
will she inherit? This poignant drama about love and reconciliation unfolds on the back
porch of a house settled in Chicago’s Hyde Park.