This upcoming Wednesday, Marymount will be presenting "Proof", the award winning 2000 play written by David Auburn which was later adapted to film in 2005. This performance features a complete cast and crew of Marymount College students, along with director, Francesca Roberto.
The play tells the story of Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, following 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? 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.
Join us on March 20, at the Grand Annex located at 434 W. Sixth Street, San Pedro at 7:30 P.M. Admission is free.