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DUE TO TICKET DEMAND, COURT THEATRE ANNOUNCES PROOF EXTENSION THROUGH APRIL 14
Court Theatre announces new performance dates for its smash-hit production of David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. The production has extended through April 14. Tickets for the week-long extension are now on sale through the box office,www.courttheatre.org or (773) 753-4472. Proof is currently playing at Court Theatre, 5355 S Ellis Avenue.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in Hyde Park “comes home” to Court Theatre in an inspired new production directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Genius mathematician and University of Chicago professor Robert is struggling with mental illness, leaving his fiercely brilliant yet emotionally fragile daughter Catherine to pick up the pieces of her life. Caught between a new-found connection with one of Robert’s former students and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine’s world becomes increasingly unstable. As she struggles to find herself amid her father’s world of tantalizing secrets and hidden complexities, she is forced to face the possibility of inheriting both her father’s creative genius and his terrifying mental illness.
The cast of Proof includes Chaon Cross (Catherine), Kevin Gudahl (Robert), Megan Kohl (Claire), and Erik Hellman (Hal).
Written by: David Auburn
Directed by: Charles Newell
Dates: Previews: March 7 – March 15, 2013
Press opening: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Regular run: March 17 – April 7, 2013
Extended through Sunday, April 14, 2013
Schedule: Wed & Thurs: 7:30 PM
Fridays: 8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Location: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Tickets: $35-$45 previews
$45-$65 regular run
Now in its 58th season, Court Theatre is guided by its mission to discover the power of classic theatre. Court endeavors to make a lasting contribution to American theatre by expanding the canon of translations, adaptations, and classic texts. Court revives lost masterpieces, illuminates familiar texts, and distinguishes fresh, modern classics. Court engages and inspires its audience by providing artistically distinguished productions, audience enrichment activities, and student educational experiences.
Court Theatre is the professional theatre in residence at the University of Chicago continuing to discover the power of classic theatre. Court Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Productions are made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and by a City Arts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Court Theatre is
a constituent of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American Theatre; the League of Resident Theatres; the Illinois Humanities Council; the Arts Alliance Illinois; the League of Chicago Theatres; and Hyde Park Cultural Alliance.