New Edgecliff’s “Proof” Earns LCT Nomination
Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized New Edgecliff Theatre’s production of Proof with an LCT nomination for lead actress, Rebecca Whatley.
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness — or genius — will she inherit?
Panelists praised Rebecca Whatley’s portrayal of Catherine as “natural and unforced”; “a touching mixture of bewilderment, bravado, and brokenness that commanded my attention and did not let up.”
Proof continues through April 27th. Tickets can be purchased at http:www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.