(Lowell) For a play that focuses on mathematics, Proof, playing at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, nails social theory. In this thoughtful production, we learn that a family is really a group organism that can adapt to having a limb injured or severed, but that organism can never be the same afterwards. Continue reading →
Take x; add a strong cast and tight direction to a Pulitzer Prize winning script, and the result will be Curtain Call Theatre’s production of Proof. The small theater group embodies two of the main themes of the play: testing theories and proving yourself.
The cast brings strength and soul to the script. At the core is Sarah Jacobs. This recent Brandeis University graduate possesses natural talent that creates an awkward, intelligent, and inwardly strong Catherine. She has a few small affectations and a lack of cynicism, but those nuances will go away with life and career experience. Dan Delaporta, as Hal, exudes energy and geekiness. He displays both the self-centeredness and sensitivity that makes him a good match for Catherine. Both actors will continue to thrive as long as they practice their craft and remain open to all opportunities. Continue reading →