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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Auditions: 'Proof' at Barn Theatre in Montville


The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey, continues its 89th Season by holding open auditions on November 13th & 14th at 7 pm for its upcoming production of "Proof", written by David Auburn. "Proof" will be directed by Larry Wilbur.

AUDITION DATES: Sunday November 13th 7pm to 10 pm, Monday November 14th 7pm to 10 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: January 13, 21, 27, 28, February 3, 4 at 8 pm and January 14, 15, 22, 29 at 2 pm (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her fathers who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness -- or genius -- will she inherit.

CAST REQUIREMENTS: (2 males, 2 females)

CATHERINE, female, 20-30s
A young woman who inherited much of her father's mathematical genius, and, she fears, his insanity. She gave up her life and schooling to take care of her father until his recent death.

ROBERT, male, 50s-60s
Catherine's recently deceased father. Robert was a mathematician praised for his groundbreaking work in his youth, but whose later years were plagued by delusional mental illness. He is seen in Catherine's imagination and in flashbacks.

CLAIRE, female, 30s-40s
Catherine's older sister. She left Robert and Catherine behind and moved to New York, distancing herself from the run-down family home of her youth. Claire is a practical and business-minded woman who has been comfortably successful in her work and relationships.

HAROLD (HAL) DOBBS, male, 20-30s
One of Robert's last Ph.D. students, who comes to the house to sort through Robert's papers.

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact info@barntheatre.org .

The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287 (Exit 47). For more information or directions, call 973-334-9320 ext. 5, or visit www.barntheatre.org

***IMPORTANT: Actors will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates AT THE TIME of your audition, (NOT after casting). Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability of staff and cast.

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