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Auditions for Current Show

David Auburn's 
   Award Winning Drama
Directed By:
Emma Manley
March 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 8:00pm


Theater Location
First Parish Church

842 Tremont Street 

Duxbury MA get directions


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Proof is a 2000 play by the American playwright David Auburn. The play premiered Off-Broadway in May 2000, and transferred to Broadway in October 2000. It won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. 

The Characters
  • Catherine - A young woman, 25 years old, who inherited much 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 - Catherine's older sister, a practical and business-minded woman who has been comfortably successful in her work and relationships. She left Robert and Catherine behind, distancing herself from the run-down family home of her youth. She left the family to make a new life for herself in New York City.
  • Robert - A recently deceased 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.
  • Harold (Hal) Dobbs - 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.
Production Team
Producers - Ricki Bowser & Paulie Devlin

Publicity - Stasia O'Brien


Audition Info 

December 7th and 8th @ 7:30 

First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St, Duxbury 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.




The Bay Players is a non-profit community theatre organization serving the South Shore Boston area since 1956. Centered in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the Bay Players holds open auditions and welcomes everyone to participate in the excitement of community theatre! Join us on stage, backstage or in the audience! Contact us if you would like to be added to the audition and/or show mailing list.