proof

To our great regret we have to postpone our production of Proof due to a family bereavement. We intend to bring the show to stage in February 2022, when we hope Covid-restrictions may have relaxed a little too.

We will announce the new dates via our website and newsletter as soon as we can.


Proof is the story of Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a famous mathematician at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with the fine line between genius and madness. How much of either did she inherit from him?

Catherine has cared for her father through his long mental illness, while her sister Claire got on with her life in New York. Upon Robert’s death, Claire returns home to ‘settle’ family affairs whilst his ex-graduate student Hal searches Robert’s papers hoping to find a bit of his old brilliance.

What Hal discovers causes them all to examine the very nature of love, trust and sacrifice. It also raises the question: is it possible to prove anything?”

Proof won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001.

Where and when?
Downstage Left will perform Proof on November 30, December 1, 7 and 8 at
20:00 at
De Nieuwe Anita
Frederik Hendrikstraat 111,
1052 HN Amsterdam

Get your tickets here

Poster design: Victoria Prokhorova @nika_prokhor

This amateur production of “Proof” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. http://www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Plot summary adapted from “Proof”(CC-BY-SA)