Eastbound Theatre

Community theatre at its best! EBT is a division of the MAC that produces three main stage productions each season - dramas, comedies, and everything in between. Eastbound performs on a proscenium stage with audience seating capacity of 75 to 100, with both cabaret and traditional seating arrangements.

audition announcement for proof by david auburn

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, announces auditions for the first show of its 26th season, the complex drama Proof, by David Auburn, directed by Ann Baker. Performances will be September 20th through October 6th, 2019

Auditions will be held on July 17th and July 18th from 7pm to 9:30pm, at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew Street, Milford CT. Callbacks, if necessary, will be July 21st at 7pm at the MAC, 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford. Additionally, interested actors who may be unable to attend those auditions times should contact the director at abaker0728@gmail.com.

Roles are available for 2 women and 2 men. Actors will be asked to read sides from the script. Actors interested in reviewing the script should contact the director at abaker0728@gmail.com.

Synopsis:

Catherine has inherited her father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She soon finds herself not only caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and the arrival of her practical, successful sister, Claire; but realizing that her world and her mind are growing increasingly unstable. When Hal discovers a ground-breaking mathematical proof among her father’s notebooks, Catherine is forced to further question how much of her father’s genius or madness will she inherit as she attempts to defend her life’s work. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love.

Roles available:

CATHERINE (25-30): a young woman 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 (30s): Catherine’s older sister, a practical and business-minded woman who has been comfortably successful in her work and relationships, left Robert and Catherine behind, distancing herself from the run-down family home of her youth to make a new life for herself in New York City.

ROBERT (50s): a recently deceased mathematician praised for his ground breaking work in his youth, but whose later years were plagued by delusional mental illness; he is seen in Catherine’s imagination and in flashbacks.

HAL (25-30): one of Robert’s last Ph.D. 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.

Feel free to email the director at abaker0728@gmail.com with any questions regarding the roles, rehearsal schedule, etc.

For more information contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647