Emma Chart is currently studying at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts majoring in drama and gender studies. She grew up in Nelson and spent five summers with the Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program. Photo: Frederik Dery

Acclaimed drama explores love and math

Proof, starring Nelson’s Emma Chart, Don Thompson, Quinn Barron, and Sage Cowan, opens Thursday.

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Emma Chart, Don Thompson, Quinn Barron, and Sage Cowan star in the Nelson History Theatre production of David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Proof opening tonight.

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent seasons, Proof explores the intertwined mysteries of love and mathematics.

On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert, must deal not only with his death but with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and with the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Robert left behind.

As Catherine confronts Hal’s affections and Claire’s plans for her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: how much of her father’s madness–or genius–will she inherit?

Emma Chart is currently studying at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts majoring in drama and gender studies. She grew up in Nelson and spent five summers with the Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program.

Also with a long history in the Capitol Theatre program, Nelson’s Quinn Barron is living and working in Toronto where he has been involved in various acting and musical theatre workshops.

Fresh off stage managing James and the Giant Peach, Sage Cowan has been stage managing and acting in various capacities for many years. Sage grew up in Nelson.

Don Thompson lives in Nelson and has been working in the entertainment industry elsewhere for well over 30 years, primarily as an actor, but also as a theatre director, producer, graphic artist, stagehand, and playwright.

Proof opens at the TNT Playhouse (Corner of Ward and Carbonate) Thursday at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday.

Tickets are available in advance and at the door one half hour prior to performance.

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