Proof by David Auburn at the Skokie Theatre
November 2 – November 18, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm
Matinee Wednesday, November 14 at 1:30 pm
MadKap Productions is pleased to present PROOF by David Auburn for 12 performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Downtown Skokie. November 2 to November 18, 2018. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm, with a matinee on Wednesday, November 14 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $36 general admission, $30 for seniors, and $26 for students and can be purchased online at SkokieTheatre.org or by calling 847-677-7761
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, Proof tells the story of Catherine, who spent her adolescence caring for her late father, Robert, through his bouts of mental illness. Robert was a mathematical genius and professor at the University of Chicago, who by the age of 25 had already revolutionized three different fields of mathematics. On her 25th birthday, Catherine shows a new proof she claims to have written to one of her father’s former students, who then accuses her of stealing it from her dad. 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 while trying to verify the proof’s authenticity.
Proof stars Kearstyn Kellerer as Catherine, who last appeared at Skokie Theatre as Jill in Equus. Polarity Theatre Artistic Director Richard Engling plays Robert. They are joined by Amy Gray as Claire and Harrison Weger as Hal.
Proof is directed by MadKap Productions co-founder Wayne Mell, who recently directed productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Rocket City Alabam’, with Lighting Design by Andrew Vanderbye, Costume Design by Kayley Osterman, and Properties Design by Hillarie Shockley.
For reservations or additional information, visit SkokieTheatre.org, or call the box office at 847-677-7761
About MadKap Productions
Wendy Kaplan and Wayne Mell formed MadKap Productions in 2012 and have premiered ground-breaking new plays like Clutter: The True Story of the Collier Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out and Mr. Shaw Goes To Hollywood, written by Emmy-winning playwright Mark Saltzman. They also premiered Side Effects May Include, the semi-autobiographical account of Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe’s experiences with Parkinson’s Disease. MadKap Productions was formerly a resident production company at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago. In February of 2014, MadKap Productions took over management of the Skokie Theatre and operates it as a full-time performing arts center.
About Skokie Theatre
The Skokie Theatre was originally built in 1912 and served as the local movie theatre for the people who lived in the Skokie area. The building fell into disrepair, until 2006 when the Skokie Valley Music Foundation spent over 1.2 million dollars to refurbish it and create a music hall that is unlike any other in the area. Its 140 comfortable seats, perfect acoustics, and elegant art deco architecture makes it a Skokie landmark. MadKap Productions took over management of the building in February, 2014 with the goal of establishing a full-time performing arts center. When not presenting plays, audiences can experience cabaret and concerts, dance, and comedy acts.