The Town & Gown Players present Proof
by David Auburn Directed by Beth Kozinsky
In the Town & Gown Players' latest Mainstage production, Catherine (played by Greer Caldwell), the daughter of Robert (John Olive), a brilliant but mentally unstable mathematician, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity, as well as his genius. After dropping out of school to care for her father, her estranged sister Claire (Vanessa Murray) shows up to help settle his affairs after his death. Suddenly, one of her father's former students, Hal (Briton Dean), is also in the mix, wanting to search through her father's papers and catching Catherine's affection. Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers. Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship while avoiding falling into the trap of her father's insanity?
Proof premiered Off Broadway in May 2000 and transfered to Broadway five months later. The play went on to win the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play. Proof was later made into a film starring Gwenyth Paltrow as Catherine, along with Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Proofruns August 8-10 and 14-17, 2014. Curtain rises at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2:00pm on Sunday with a special talkback on Saturday, August 9 with UGA Math Department Instructor Joseph A. Vandehey following the performance. All shows and events will take place at the Athens Community Theater behind the Taylor-Grady House on Grady Avenue. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, and T&G Members; and $8 for students and Members on Thursday. For tickets, call 706-208-TOWN (8696) or buy them online at showclix.com. For more information, visit our website at townandgownplayers.org.
T&G Booth Project Special Event: Betrayal
By Harold Pinter
Directed by Gay Griggs McCommons
The Town & Gown Players closes its 61st season with a special event production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal. This production will be a fund-raiser for the Sound and Light Booth Project, and all tickets are $10 at the door.
T&G once again presents a brilliant ensemble of artists for this endeavor. As they did last summer in God of Carnage, Terrell Austin, Steve Elliott-Gower, and Allen Rowell, joined this year by Michael Brewer, take the stage and create an evening of thought-provoking, fascinating theatre. Directed by veteran Gay Griggs McCommons, they bring to life one of Nobel-Prize winning playwright Harold Pinterâ€™s most powerful and interesting plays. In Betrayal, Pinter creates a gripping variation on the classic love triangle, presenting key moments in the relationships between each of the persons in the triangle to each of the others, revealing the effects of betrayal to the audience even as the characters seek to hide them. In the words of theatre critic Michael Billington, Pinter creates this world "with poetic precision."
These talented people are no doubt who Harold Pinter had in mind when he stated in an interview with Mel Gussow, longtime drama critic for the New York Times, â€œ [I]t's such a delicate enterprise in the first place. All the component parts that have to come together, to be integrated: the actors, director, the design, the words, the lighting [snapping his fingers], the whole structure of the event. When it all comes together, it's thrilling."
Please support your very own Town & Gown Players by joining us for this thrilling production of Harold Pinterâ€™s Betrayal. Betrayal runs August 22-24, 2014 (Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00pm and Sundayâ€™s performance at 2:00pm) in the playhouse at 115 Grady Avenue behind the Taylor-Grady House. There are no pre-performance ticket sales and seating is general admission. The Box Office opens one hour before curtain.
Season Tickets on sale now!
Season ticket holders enjoy discounted tickets equaling six tickets for the price of five, a copy of our online newsletter The Envoy, and free Second Stage Series admission for each season ticket purchased.
A season ticket serves as a flex-pass: a pre-paid ticket that allows you six tickets to any of the six shows in the season. You can choose which shows, which performance, and the number of seats.
T&G needs Box Office Volunteers for Proof! Receive a complimentary ticket to see the show that night or any other performance for free by selling tickets, running will call and concessions, or ushering. Sign up here to volunteer!
Contact Front of House Coordinators Jeff and Christie via email if you have any questions.
Fancy yourself a director? Ready to share your vision of a particular show with the world? No idea is too crazy! We would like to support new, original, abstract, and/or edgy works of dramatic and performance art to showcase Athensâ€™ talent!
The Second Stage Deadline for the next available slot (October 24-26) is July 31, 2014. Proposals are accepted after this deadline but are not guaranteed consideration.
If interested, download the proposal form here and send it to Second Stage Coordinator Ashley Laramore by email. Please email Ashley with any questions or concerns about the program.
The next T&G Board Meeting will be Thursday, August at 6:00pm at the Coffee Shop of Athens.