THURSDAY, MAY 5 AT 7:30PM
FRIDAY, MAY 6 AT 7:30PM
SATURDAY, MAY 7 AT 7:30PM
SUNDAY, MAY 8 AT 2PM
SATURDAY, MAY 14 AT 7:30PM
SUNDAY, MAY 15 AT 2PM
"Proof" is a 2000 play by the American playwright David Auburn. Proof was developed at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. The play premiered Off-Broadway in May 2000 and transferred to Broadway in October 2000. The play won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.
Catherine, a woman in her late twenties, is strongly devoted to her father Robert, a brilliant well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. The play explores Catherine’s fear of following in her father’s footsteps after his death both mathematically and mentally. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.
“Proof” is brought to you by the Carriage House Players and Kenan Center during Mental Health Awareness Month, which has been observed in the United States during the month May since 1949.
Sarah Emmerling - Catherine
Sarah Emmerling is an actor based in Buffalo, NY with a BFA in Theatre Performance from Niagara University. Recent professional credits include: Joan/Vicky in Fall from the Grace of God (ART of WNY), Friederike in All Through the Night (Brazen Faced Varlets), and Elissa in To the New Girl (First Look Buffalo Stage Productions). Some of her favorite college credits include: Helen Hammon in Mother Hicks, Melly in The House of Bernarda Alba, and Claudio in Much Ado about Nothing, which she performed while studying abroad in London with the Live Literature Company. In addition to performing on stage, Sarah enjoys working with children and is a character performer at Enchanting Birthdays of WNY.
Joe Sciammarella - Robert
Tammy Dobe - Claire
Tammy is a mother of four and teaches ELA to ninth graders. She studied theatre and communications at SUNY Geneseo, lived in NYC briefly, and then came back home to go to school for her masters in education. She has enjoyed performing recently with the Towne Players of Tonawanda in Death by Design, The Nerd, Calendar Girls, and Harvey, the Lancaster Regional Players in two productions of We Gotta Bingo, and Rocking Horse Productions in The Wizard of Oz. She also has fond memories of her time right out of college performing at the Palace Theatre in Lockport in the musical Grease and her work with the Ghostlight Theatre Company in several of their shows including Little Women. Tammy is very excited to work with a new company and perform in this terrific play in the beautifully intimate Taylor Theatre.
Conner Caso - Hal
Connor is currently pursuing his masters degree in secondary social studies education. A 2018 graduate of the Niagara University theatre department; some credits include: Mary Sunshine (Chicago), Mr Maraczek (She Loves Me), Dwight (Dead Man's Cell Phone), Hortensio (Taming of the Shrew) and most recently King John at the New Phoenix Theatre.
Jennifer Simpson - Director
Jennifer is new to the area and Carriage House Players. Jennifer has worked in theatre for over ten years in the Southern Tier as a Director, Producer, and Costume Master. Along with working in theatre, Jennifer has taught Theatre at Archbishop Walsh Academy and Jamestown Community College. Jennifer sat on the Olean Community Theatre board from 2016-2019 and was president from 2017-2019 . Shows to Jennifer’s credit include “Legally Blond”, Direct, “Chicago”, Costume Master, and “Once Upon a Mattress”, Producer and Costumer.
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service Inc.