Proof

  • date Sunday, 13 March, 2016
  • group Compántas Lir
  • author David Auburn
  • category Confined
  • age suitable for children
The play is about a daughter of a brilliant mathematician (who became mentally unwell before he died).  Catherine (the daughter) had quit her studies to look after her father.  Her sister Claire comes home from New York to help with the funeral arrangement. Catherine is worried she may have inherited her Father’s mental illness as well as his genius.
Hal also a mathematician, is researching notebooks belonging to Robert (the Father) trying to make sense of the his work, and maybe find proof that Robert may have discovered something new in the world of mathematics.  Catherine gives Hal a notebook, in it a unique mathematics theory which she claims was her discovery.  Both Claire and Hal have difficulty believing her until the truth is revealed.

Compántas Lir

Formed in 1983, Compántas Lir has grown from strength to strength thanks to a strong pool of actors and a skilled, dedicated crew. The group have qualified for the  Confined All Ireland Three Act Final several times, more recently in 2013 with their production of “The Way You Look Tonight” by Niall Willams.  In 2015 they performed “The Memory of Water” by Shelagh Stephenson.   However in December 2014 the group achieved their long awaited goal by winning the Confined All Ireland One Act Final in Ballyshannon with their production of “Nine” by Jane Shepherd.  Every October the group present two one-act comedies in the hugely popular annual Autumn Theatre.

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