John Correl To Star In “Proof”

Veteran actor and director John Correll will star as Robert in Westfield Community Players' production of "Proof"

Veteran actor and director John Correll will star as Robert in Westfield Community Players’ production of “Proof”

WESTFIELD — Veteran actor and director John Correll, of Winfield Park, will be starring in Westfield Community Players (WCP) production of David Auburn’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize and 2001 Drama Critic’s Award winning play, Proof. Show dates are March 2, 9, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.; a matinee performance will be held on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m.

Correll will be portraying the role of Robert, a brilliant but unstable father, and famous mathematician, who has left valuable mathematical works in 103 notebooks following his death. His daughter, over a long weekend that follows his funeral, struggles with a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook that draws Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness-or genius-will she inherit?

Correll has been seen on stage at The Bickford Theatre, The Union County Performing Arts Center, Circle Playhouse, Summit Playhouse, The Villagers Theatre and many more places over many years, as well as at Westfield Community Players. He has also directed for Alliance Repertory Company, Cranford Dramatic Club, Circle Players, and The Villagers Theatre and at Westfield Community Players. He is a member of Alliance Repertory Company and Innovative Stages in NY.

Proof is being directed by Steve Lemenille, of Clark and produced by Sally Brown of Westfield.  Lemenille has previously directed “Dial ‘M’ for Murder”, “A View from the Bridge” and “Squabbles” for Westfield Community Players.

For information about tickets and more details about the cast for Proof, you can visit the theater’s website at www.westfieldcommunityplayers.

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