An enigmatic young woman. A manipulative sister. Their brilliant father. An unexpected suitor. One life-altering question. The search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof is the perplexing problem in David Auburn’s dynamic play. Winner of the 2001 Tony award for Best Play and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Includes interviews with neuropsychologist Dr. Carrie Bearden of UCLA about mental illness, and with Steven Strogatz, Professor at Cornell University’s School of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, about gender bias in the field of math.
Proof is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.