FULTON – Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its fall 2016 production David Auburn’s drama “Proof.’
Auditions will be held on June 13 and 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. each day at the home of FCT’s artistic director Michael A. Bolio, 692 Maple Ave., Fulton.
Valeri Roscoe Dedich will direct the production.
The production will run weekends September 23 through October 2 onstage at the CNY Arts Center, located on the Fulton Extension Campus of Cayuga Community College, 11 River Glen Plaza, Fulton.
The 2001 Pulitzer and Tony Awarding-winning 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 play contains mature language and themes.
All roles are open.
The two male, two female cast of characters include:
Catherine – A young woman, mid to late twenties, who inherited much of her father’s mathematical genius, and, she fears, his “instability” as well. She gave up her life and schooling to take care of her father until his recent death.
Claire – Catherine’s older sister, a practical and business-minded woman who has been comfortably successful in her work and relationships. She left Robert and Catherine behind, distancing herself from the run-down family home of her youth. She left the family to make a new life for herself in New York City.
Robert – A recently deceased mathematician praised for his groundbreaking work in his youth, but whose later years were plagued by delusional mental illness. He is seen in Catherine’s imagination and in flashbacks.
Harold (Hal) Dobbs – One of Robert’s last PhD students during the one year his idol and mentor’s illness went into remission, at least enabling Robert to teach, if not continue his own creative mathematical work.
Fulton Community Theatre’s 2016 Season is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.
For more information, including upcoming auditions for the season, please contact FCT at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.org or by emailing at [email protected]