January 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Proof is an intriguing story about family, truth and mental health set in the context of academic mathematics. In Proof, the young but guarded Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician who has become a legend at the local university for solving complicated proofs. Proof combines elements of mystery and surprise that unfold as Catherine engages her manipulative sister, who has left the family home and made a life for herself in New York City, and an unexpected suitor in Hal, a former Ph. D student of her father’s, who hopes to find valuable work in her father’s notebooks. They are all pieces of a puzzle in the search for truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof that draws Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: how much of her father’s madness – or genius – will she inherit? Reservations encouraged; reserve your ticket online at joplinlittletheatre.org or by calling (417) 623-3638. Tickets: Adults $18, Senior Citizens/Students $15, Children 12 and under $8.