"Proof" by David Auburn
Directors: Lindsay Carpenter and John-Michael Sequeira
Company: February 30th Productions
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012
In "Proof", Catherine grieves for her dead father as she struggles with coming to terms with her insanity and her genius. Emerging out of collaboration with co-director John-Michael Sequeira, this version ended with the first act and included a scene in the second act as the opening of the play. These changes allowed the production to focus on Catherine and her fear of insanity, rather than on whether or not she wrote the proof. By including Catherine’s father as a physical presence throughout the play, the audience experienced Catherine’s doubt alongside her.
"If [...] there is a play by a student company in the Fringe this year with more captivating and exciting acting than “Proof” I will eat my (metaphorical) rain hat. [….]“Proof” is that most frustrating of things for a critic: a play where there is nothing to criticise. [….] I left feeling genuinely disappointed that the play was over. Proof of the play’s genius is ever there was one.” - Charlotte Kelly, Broadway Baby
The strong cast show an impressive attention to detail which makes every subtle motivation clear, even as they take evident pleasure in the comic potential embedded in the dialogue. […] With their thoughtful, moving and ambitious production, February 30th have undoubtedly proven themselves.” - Dave Fargnolli, Three Weeks
"In Proof, Catherine grieves for her dead father as she struggles with coming to terms with her insanity and her genius." - Scotsgay Fringe
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