Westfield Community Players Debut “Proof” Next Weekend

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press_releases2511a92e4b4559WESTFIELD — Westfield Community Players (WCP) will present its third production of the season with the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and 2001 Drama Critic’s and Tony Award winning play, Proof by David Auburn. It opens on Saturday, March 2 and runs March 9, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.; a matinee performance is scheduled for March 10. The production is directed by Steve Lemenille of Clark, who directed Dial ‘M’ for Murder, A View from the Bridge and Squabbles for WCP. It is produced by Sally Brown of Westfield.

The play concerns itself with Catherine, a troubled young woman, who on the eve of her 25th birthday, 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 father’s 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?

The cast includes veteran WCP actor, John Correll v, as the father, Robert and new-comers to WCP Shiva Kiani of Newark as Catherine; Kristin Barber-Furlong of Morris Plains as Claire; and Bobby Marusiefski of Rahway as Hal.

Tickets are $20; with student rate of $10 available for March 10 matinee. Tickets are available through the Box Office at 1-908-232-1221 or on-line at http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCPticketrequest.html

Theatre-goers should be aware that some language may be objectionable for some.


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