April 5th through 27th

By David Auburn

Directed by Barbara Anderson

Catherine has either inherited the genius or the madness of her Father.  On the night before her twenty-fifth birthday she will challenge his legacy and search for her own identity while her estranged sister and Father’s former student pull her in opposing directions.  Proof is a story of identity, the power of sacrifice, and the fine line between extreme intelligence and mental illness.



Stage 221

221 N Genesee Street

Waukegan, IL 60085


$20 General Admission

$15 Seniors/Military/Students


April 5th through 27th

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm

“Proof” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.


Rated PG-13

About the Playwright: David Auburn

David Auburn is an American playwright who had a meteoric rise in the theatre world.  After spending two years in Juilliard School’s playwriting program his first play, Skyscraper, ran Off Broadway in 1997.  Proof won the Pulitzer when he was only 32 years old. He adapted it into a film, which was released in 2005 starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins.  He has also been awarded the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

About the Director: Barbara Anderson

is delighted to be directing for the first time with Three Brothers’ Theatre, where she has previously enjoyed performing in The Importance of Being Earnest, And Then There Were None, and Harvey. Elsewhere, Barb has directed Breaking the Shakespeare Code, Beatrix Potter Must Die, The Canterville Ghost, and Waiting ON Godot (Clockwise Theatre–RIP); A Man For All Seasons (Bowen Park Theatre–RIP); Aphra Behn’s Emperor of the Moon (St. Sebastian Players); Sorry, Wrong Chimney! (James Downing Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night: The Gulling of Malvolio, Death of a Salesman, Twelve Angry Men, Woman in Black, and Pirates of Penzance (CenterStage in Lake Forest); Later Life [twice], Mrs. Sorken, Ferris Wheel, and Words, Words, Words (Oil Lamp Theater); and Annie & Once Upon A Mattress (Tudor Court). For her next project, Barb will be directing Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It for CenterStage’s Shakespeare in the Parks Tour, performing August and September 2019, in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Winnetka, Glenview, and Chicago.