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WEX­FORD Drama Group will re­turn to the Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre stage in Fe­bru­ary with a rarely seen Pulitzer and Tony award-win­ning play.

‘Proof ’ by the Amer­i­can play­wright David Auburn is di­rected by Paul Walsh and fea­tures some of Wex­ford’s finest per­form­ers Phil Lyons, Danielle Reck, Stephen Byrne and Pa­trice McGil­ly­cuddy.

It will run nightly from Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 15 to Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 and from Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 22 to Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 24.

The play is about Cather­ine, the daugh­ter of Robert, a re­cently de­ceased math­e­mat­i­cal ge­nius in his fifties and pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Chicago whom Cather­ine has cared for through a lengthy men­tal ill­ness. Fol­low­ing Robert’s death, a for­mer stu­dent Hal dis­cov­ers a par­a­digm-shift­ing proof about prime num­bers in the pro­fes­sor’s of­fice. The ti­tle refers both to that proof and to the play’s cen­tral ques­tion – can Cather­ine prove the author­ship?. Along with de­mostrat­ing the proof ’s au­then­tic­ity, the daugh­ter finds her­self in a re­la­tion­ship with 28-year old Hal.

The play ex­plores Cather­ine’s fear of fol­low­ing in her fa­ther’s foot­steps, both math­e­mat­i­cally and men­tally, and her des­per­ate at­tempts to stay in con­trol.

Tick­ets are on sale at the Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre box of­fice, tele­phone 053 9123764 and can also be bought on­line at wex­for­darts­cen­tre.ie.

LEFT: Clau­dia Bard­s­ley, Codie Rossi, Breda Mur­phy and Dakota Rossi. BE­LOW: Christy Doyle, who opened the ex­hi­bi­tion, Breda Mur­phy and cu­ra­tor De­nis Collins

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