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.


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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Hwy 3 to close for avalanche control on Jan. 19

The road is expected to be closed from noon to 3 p.m.

Jumbo Valley to be protected, ending decades-long dispute over proposed ski resort

Development rights permanently retired for site of proposed year-round ski resort west of Invermere

Nelson Leafs lose to Dynamiters 4-3 in overtime

The game got off to a bizarre start early in the first period

On the job hunt with Nelson’s Make A Change Canada

The employment charity is organizing next week’s Kootenay Patricks, Montreal Canadiens game

FedEx distribution centre coming to Castlegar

Development permit for ground facility before council next week.

‘Like an ATM’: World’s first biometric opioid-dispensing machine launches in B.C.

First-of-its-kind dispensing machine unveiled in the Downtown Eastside with hopes of curbing overdose deaths

Canucks extend home win streak to 8 with 4-1 triumph over Sharks

Victory lifts Vancouver into top spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

BC Green Party leader visits northern B.C. pipeline protest site

Adam Olsen calls for better relationship between Canada, British Columbia and First Nations

‘Extensive’ work planned at Big Bar landslide ahead of salmon, steelhead migration

Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan visited the site of the slide from June

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Royal deal clears way for Harry, Meghan part-time Canada move: experts

Keith Roy of the Monarchist League of Canada said the deal is exactly what Harry and Meghan asked for

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

B.C. landlord sentenced to two years in jail for torching his own rental property

Wei Li was convicted of intentionally lighting his rental property on fire in October 2017

Most Read