Two Shows to Audition Feb.21-23

Two P2K projects will hold auditions soon. They are the 2nd play in the 2015 Season, the multi-award-winning Proof by David Auburn, and the next Youth Theater Program production, a combination of The Extraordinary Mark Twain and Where the Sidewalk Ends.

The Youth Program will gather interested young people between grades 3 and 7 (for Mark Twain) and Pre-K through 2nd grade (for Sidewalk) on Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 in the VK Garage Theater.

Then, Director Jeffrey Brown will be looking for two women, both playing mid-twenties, and two men, one playing 50+ and one playing late twenties, to create the characters in the compelling drama, Proof.

Auditions will be held on Sunday and Monday, February 22 and 23at 6:30pm both nights in the VK Garage Theater.  It is not necessary to attend both nights.  No advance preparation is necessary, but advance copies of the script are available for your perusal by checking them out at the Cailloux Box Office (please note that check out is limited to two days – your cooperation is appreciated.)

Proof tells the tale of Catherine, a young woman whose recently-deceased father was both a genius and crippled by mental illness, and her struggle to come to grips with the possibility that she shares both qualities, and to find her place in the world.  Along the way, she both battles with and embraces an older sister and a former protege of her father’s.

The characters include:

  • Catherine: (25) A young woman who inherited at least some of her father’s mathematical genius, and, she fears, his “instability” as well; she gave up her life and schooling to take care of her father until his recent death.
  • Claire: (28 or so) Catherine’s older sister, a no nonsense, take charge kind of gal. She left Robert and Catherine behind, distancing herself from the run down family home of her youth to make a new life for herself in New York City.
  • Robert: (50s+) A recently deceased mathematician who did brilliant, breakthrough work in his youth, but whose later years were plagued by delusional mental illness; he is seen in Catherine’s imagination and in flashbacks.
  • Harold (Hal) Dobbs (30-ish): One of Robert’s last Ph.D. students during the one year his idol and mentor’s illness went into remission, at least enabling Robert to teach, if not continue his own creative mathematical work.

We hope to see you there!

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