March 21 - April 14, 2013
Directed by Christian Parker
Catherine must establish the authorship of a mathematical proof found in the office of her brilliant but troubled father. The return of her estranged sister and a burgeoning romance with her father’s former student complicate her pursuit for truth in this compelling Tony Award-winning mystery.
Estimated run time 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
|Scenic Designer.......................||Lauren Helpern|
|Costume Designer...................||Bobby Tilley|
|Lighting Designer......................||Josh Bradford|
|Sound Designer........................||Jason Weber|
KEIRA KEELEY (Catherine) MRT: Debut. Off-Broadway: Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches & Part 2: Perestroika, Signature Theatre; The Glass Menagerie, Roundabout Theatre (Theatre World Award Winner); The Thugs, SoHo Rep; Romeo and Juliet: The Young People’s Concert, Lincoln Center. Off-Off Broadway: The Young Left, Cherry Lane Theatre; We Declare You A Terrorist, Green Girls, Summer Play Festival at The Public Theatre; Local Story, Departures, Access Theatre. Regional: Curse of the Starving Class, Wilma Theatre; The Crucible, Hartford Stage; F2M, Powerhouse Theatre/New York Stage and Film; The Glass Menagerie, Mark Taper Forum and Long Wharf Theatre; Lieutenant of Inishmore, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Three Guys and a Brenda, Neon Mirage, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Television: Rubicon. Education: B.A. in Theatre and English from Rollins College. Other: www.keirakeeley.com, For my Family.
MICHAEL PEMBERTON (Robert) MRT: debut. Broadway: The Farnsworth Invention, Mamma Mia, I’m Not Rappaort, Not About Nightingales, Picnic, Hedda Gabler. Off-Broadway: Sounding, HERE Arts; Dinner With Friends, Variety Arts Theatre; You Never Can Tell, Roundabout Theatre; Outward Bound, Keen Co; Saturday Night, Second Stage Theatre; The Odyssey, Willow Cabin Theatre Co; Bingo, St. Lukes. Regional Theatre:Oblomov, W.H.A.T. Theatre; Dinner With Friends, Wilbur Theatre, Boston; The Pillowman, Wilma Theatre; The Big Knife, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Laughter On The 23rd Floor, GeVa Theatre; Gypsy, Portland Center Stage; The Miracle Worker, George Street Playhouse; Gingerbread Lady, American Stage Festival; Slavs, Pittsburgh City Theatre; The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Cincinnati Playhouse. TV: Golden Boy, The Good Wife, CBS; The Sopranos, OZ, HBO; The Following, New Amsterdam, FOX; Damages, FX; Kidnapped, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Mercy, NBC; Law and Order: Criminal Intent, USA. Film: The Shells, Brooklyn’s Finest ,Ice Grill USA, Children of Invention, The Family Stone, The Devil You Know, The Pack, Gasline. Other: Dedicated to my incredible daughter Megan, and In loving memory of Jerimiah Moen.
COLBY CHAMBERS (Hal) MRT: Debut. Off-Broadway/New York: Dog Sees God, Bad Jazz The Play Company; Father’s Day, 59 &59; Hater, Ice Factory; Much Ado About Nothing, Boomerang. Regional: Floyd Collins, Berkshire Theatre Festival; ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Baltimore Center Stage; Lion in winter, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Hamlet, Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC; Amadeaus, Asolo Rep; Bach at Leipzig, Portland Stage Company. TV: Law & Order; Guiding Light. Education: The Juilliard School.
MEGAN BYRNE (Claire) MRT: The Voice of the Turtle. Off Broadway: The Netflix Plays (Ars Nova); Serious Money, a light gathering of dust, The Europeans, No End of Blame (PTP/NYC); Alice in War (SPF); Speak Truth to Power (The Culture Project); Silent Laughter (Lambs Theatre); The Voice of the Turtle (Keen Company); Either/Or (NY Fringe/Project Y). Regional: When Tang Met Laika (world premiere), Absurd Person Singular, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Noises Off, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball (Denver Center Theatre Company); House of Gold (O'Neill Playwrights Conference), Indoor/Outdoor (Virginia Stage Company), That Was Then (American premiere, Geva Theatre), The Playboy of the Western World (Pioneer Theatre Company), …we’re having FUN now! (Olney Theatre Center) and Scenes from an Execution (Kennedy Center). Film: Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep, The Rebound, Ghost Town, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Made in Jersey,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Royal Pains,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Prince of Motor City (ABC pilot),” “Kings,” “All My Children,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “3 Lbs.,” “Ed” and a recurring role on “Law and Order.” Awards: NYIT Award for Best Featured Actress in No End of Blame. Ovation Award Nomination for When Tang Met Laika. Education: MFA, University of California, Irvine. BA, Middlebury College.
CHRISTIAN PARKER (Director)MRT: Debut. Mr. Parker is the Associate Artistic Director at the Atlantic Theater Company, where he has worked since 2001. Recent projects include 10x25, an all commissioned festival of work by Atlantic-produced playwrights to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the company. For that series he directed new plays by Tina Howe, Kevin Heelan, and Kate Moira Ryan. He is currently collaborating as a dramaturg with the visionary director/choreographer Martha Clarke on a new production of Brecht/Weill's The Threepenny Opera for Atlantic. At Atlantic, he has also directed the world premiere of Leslie Ayvazian’s Make Me, the New York premiere of Tina Howe’s Birth and After Birth, Ken Weitzman’s Arrangements and Jeff Whitty’s The Hiding Place. Prior to his tenure at the Atlantic, he spent several seasons as the Literary Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club. One of the hallmarks of his time at MTC was as the dramaturg on the original production of Proof, which moved from there to Broadway and played for over two years. Christian has produced, directed or dramaturged over fifty premieres of new American and British plays on, off and off-off Broadway, including works by David Lindsay-Abaire, Cusi Cram, Keith Reddin and Dael Orlandersmith, among others. He is fluent in Russian and was part of the national artistic advisory board for the CITD New Russian Plays initiative. He is currently developing a new musical work about the Romanovs with Kate Moira Ryan and Adam Guettel, and completed a residency through the Joyce Theatre with Gallim Dance on their piece Sit. Kneel. Stand. He has worked with Sundance Theatre Labs, The Lark Play Development Center, Bread Loaf, and at Perry-Mansfield developing new plays. He is currently Chair of the MFA Theatre Program at Columbia University. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA from Columbia. He is originally from Andover and is thrilled to be working back in the Merrimack Valley.
LAUREN HELPERN (Scene Designer) MRT: Debut. Broadway: Voices In The Dark. Off-Broadway/New York: Hit The Wall, BUG (Obie Award), Barrow Street Theatre; 4000 Miles (Lortel Award), Disgraced, Lincoln Center; Bethany, The Women’s Project at City Center Stage II; Bad Jews, Roundabout Theatre Company; Chimichangas and Zoloft, Atlantic Theatre Company; Kindness, Playwrights Horizons; The Amish Project, Rattlestick; The Irish Curse, Underneath the Lintel, Soho Playhouse. Regional: Blue Man Group/Live at Luxor (Eddy Award), Luxor hotel and Casino, Las Vegas; Always…Patsy Cline, Silverton Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas; Imagining Madoff, Electile Dysfunction, Theatre J, DC; O Lovely Glowworm, Portland Center Stage, OR; The Real Thing, Syracuse Stage, NY; Wallenberg, White Plains Performing Arts Center, NY; A Christmas Carol, Having Our Say, Cardinal Stage, IN; The Amish Project, Pittsburgh Public Theatre and tour; A Night in the Old Marketplace, Prince Music Theatre. Education: MFA from NYU, BA from Brown University. Other Experience: Partner in the design firm Luce Group.
JOSH BRADFORD(Lighting Designer) MRT: Voice of the Turtle; Beasley’s Christmas Party; Heros; The Fantasticks; The Breadwinner. Off-Broadway/New York: Marry Me A Little, Painting Churches, Benefactors, Keen Company; The Tempermentals, Daryl Roth; Make Me, Atlantic Theater; Animals Out Of Paper, Second Stage; Everything’s Turning Into Beautiful, The New Group; The Children of Vonderly, Ma-Yi Theater Company; History of the World, The vineyard Theater; Susan and God, Mint Theatre.Regional: Portland Stage; Syracuse Stage; Asolo Theatre; Dorset Theatre Festival; Olney Theatre; Crossroads Theater; Capitol Repertory; Two River Theater; Long Wharf Theatre. Education: M.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts; B.A. Middlebury College.
JASON E. WEBER(Sound Designer) MRT: Memory House, Beat Generation, Ghost-Writer, Mrs. Whitney, This Verse Business, A Picasso, The Exceptionals, Four Places, The Last Days of Mickey & Jean, Fabuloso, The Seafarer, A View of the Harbor, The Four of Us, A Delicate Balance, Tunney/Shakespeare, The Pursuit of Happiness. Regional: Lebensraum, Hub Theatre Company of Boston; Trajectories: Transformations, EVET Arts; Black Tie, Adirondack Theatre Festival; Love Person, Company One; Spooky Story Station, Brookline Puppet Showplace; Our Town, Riverside Theatre Works; The Book of Grace, The Good Negro, Company One; Topdog/Underdog, Yellow Taxi Productions. Education: BFA, Marietta College. MA, Emerson College. Other: Mr. Weber has been the Lighting and Sound Supervisor at MRT since 2007. www.jasoneweber.com.
REVIEWS"Andover Native has Long History with ‘Proof’"
Proof Rehearsal Photos
Keira Keeley, Michael Pemberton, Colby Chambers & Megan Byrne. Photos by Meghan Moore.
Half-Price Rush Tickets - Stop by or call the box office (978-654-4678) after 5pm on any Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Sunday evening and get 50% off remaining seats for that night's performance.
Opening Night - March 24 at 7PM. Audience members are invited to join MRT's staff and cast after the show in raising a glass of champagne to celebrate the opening of the production.
Cookie Matinee - March 27 at 2PM. Patrons enjoy complimentary cookies and coffee in the lobby before the show, courtesy of Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus.
Lowell Night - March 27 at 7:30PM. Lowell residents may purchase tickets for $10 at the box office from 4:30PM-7:30PM. Proper ID required, limit 2 per person. Rush tickets (50% off adult ticket price) are available for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday night performances only, and go on sale at the box office 3 hours before curtain.
Post Show Discussions - March 28, April 4, and April 1 at 7:30PM. Audiences can stay after the performance to learn the inside scoop and chat with the actors. Sponsored by Yellow Book.