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Curtains to open on Proof production Dec. 7 at Tom Rooney Playhouse

The 2002 David Auburn play is being shown by Habour Theatre and has a four-person cast
Left to right: Rob Eby, Bobby Sheasgreen Paula Loroff and Krysta Maja Ostrom rehearse for their performance of Proof at the Tom Rooney Playhouse from Dec. 7 to 9. (Seth Forward/The Northern View)

A small section in Prince Rupert will be turning into Chicago for a few days, as the Harbour Theatre Group is putting on three showings of David Auburn’s Proof, with performances on Dec 8, 9 and 10.

The play, which follows the daughter of a recently-deceased math professor, delves into complex mental health issues, sister dynamics and a compelling love story.

Producer and director Claudia Stewart said she first saw the play in Vancouver with her mother in 2002, and maintains a deep fondness for Auburn’s production.

A particularly striking focus on mental health issues, which were much more taboo at the time, is key in the story and one of the reasons for Stewart’s affection for it.

A team of four actors is set to hit the stage on Dec. 7. Paula Loroff, Bobby Sheasgreen, Krysta Maja Ostrom, and Rob Eby have been rehearsing for their roles in the play since mid-September.

Stewart said the production has been rated PG-13.

“There’s swears in it,” said Stewart.

Showings on Friday and Saturday both open their doors at 7:00 p.m., while the Sunday presentation’s doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Theatre fans can find tickets at the door at Tom Rooney Playhouse and at Homework for $15.

About the Author: Seth Forward, Local Journalism Initiative

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