directed by John DeSotelle
With each production, rising Nu•ance Theatre Company is gaining a reputation of presenting incredible theatrical performances - whether compelling ensemble acting, atmospheric lighting and sound that enrich ghostly projections, innovations creating actual rain on stage, or ambitious and immersive set designs (as in a depression-era union warehouse, a 1930's-style tenement apartment, and the stone walls of Elsinore Castle complete with a draw bridge). Now with David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-Winning play, PROOF, returning Scenic Designer, Matt Imhoff (Hamlet) and Sound Designer Megan Culley (Hamlet) have joined with director John DeSotelle to create the site and sounds of a typical back porch setting along with distinct visual elements that skirt the lines between genius and madness. Set against the backdrop of theoretical axioms and the discovery of a potentially historic mathematical Proof, is an extraordinary story of familial devotion and discord, identity, sacrifice, trust and the precarious pathway linKing Brilliance and mental instability. Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in 103 notebooks her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness--or genius--has she inherited? John DeSotelle directs a strong ensemble cast that features Judith Feingold, Gene Pope, Whitney St. Ours and Kyle Begley in this beautiful and intimate production. PROOF opens Saturday, July 29th at the Main Stage Theatre at John DeSotelle Studio (300 W. 43rd St., 3rd Flr, in the Times Square Arts Center at the corner of 43rd and 8th Ave.) and runs thru Sunday, August 20th. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays (July 29, August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19) at 8PM with Sunday matinees (July 30, August 6, 13, 20) at 3pm and Thursday, August 17 at 7pm. For tickets go to www.NuanceTheatre.com. For further information call 212.581.0188 or go to www.DesotelleStudio.com. Nu•ance Theatre Co. encourages theater-goers to look beyond Broadway and consider the remarkable efforts and talents of the small independent theaters consistently striving to bring tremendous theatrical experiences to an intimate stage.
8/4/2017 at 8:00pm