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Until Sat 6th Apr

Proof By David Auburn

@ Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

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Proof By David Auburn

The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office.

The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship? Along with demonstrating the proof's authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.

Venue Facts

Venue: Royalty Theatre


Address:
25 The Royalty
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
SR2 7PP 54.902298, -1.395482

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Website: royaltytheatresunderland.co.uk

Phone: 0191 567 2669


Train

  → Sunderland 13 min walk