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FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 Proof, play. By David Auburn, directed by James Rice, and produced by Huntington Beach Playhouse, the play concerns Catherine, the daughter of a recently deceased mathematical genius and professor at the University of Chicago. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon her father's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers proof about prime numbers in the dad's office. The title refers 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. Location: 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Box office: (714) 375-0696.

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