Claregalway based Theatre Society, Compántas Lir, will present their All-Ireland winning production of David Auburn’s Proof, directed by Dermot Hession, in An Taibhdhearc on Sunday next, June 5th 2016. All profits on the night will be donated to Galway Hospice.
The play concerns a troubled young woman, whose exceptionally talented but unstable father dies. Genius mathematician and University of Chicago professor, Robert, was struggling with mental illness. His fiercely brilliant yet emotionally fragile daughter, Catherine, is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Caught between a new-found connection with one of Robert’s former students and the re-appearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine’s world becomes increasingly unstable. As she struggles to find herself amid her father’s world of hidden complexities and tantalising secrets, she is forced to face the possibility of inheriting both her father’s creative genius and his terrifying mental illness. ‘Proof’ is about family relationships and responsibilities, about love, guilt, vulnerability, trust, death and loss. It deals with the big issues but it keeps them on a human scale and maintains a sense of humour in the process.
This production is directed by Dermot Hession (All-Ireland Best Director) and features Ruth O’Driscoll (All-Ireland Best Actress) as Catherine, Vincent Moran (All-Ireland Best Supporting Actor) as Robert, Fionnuala Glynn as Claire and Eoin McCarthy as Hal. It has won seven regional festivals on this year’s circuit and last month won the All-Ireland Confined Drama Festival held in the Iontas Arts Centre in C.o Monaghan. The play has already sold out a number of nights over two runs in An Taibhdhearc this year and tickets are expected to sell fast for this production.
Tickets cost €15 and are available from the box office 091 563600 or at www.antaibhdhearc.com
All profits raised from the event will go to Galway Hospice. Your support would be much appreciated.