LIMESTONE – The Almost Canada Theatre Company (ACT) at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics will present the award-winning tale, “Proof,” by David Auburn. The production will run from Nov. 13-15 in the Boothby Auditorium in the Academic Building on the shared campus of the Limestone Community School and the Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

“Proof” tells the story of a young woman, Catherine, who, all her life, finds herself in the shadow of her brilliant father, Robert. The play starts after his death, but the impact of his mathematic work still lingers above her. Immediately following Robert’s death, Catherine struggles with the freedom she has now, after the years she devoted to taking care of her father are finally over.

Now that her father is gone, Catherine has to face the many decisions she has kept at bay for five years. She has to decide whether or not to prove that she has inherited her father’s exceptional mathematical skills, for one; she also has to decide whether or not to give in to her older sister and move to New York – or whether or not to give in to feelings and pursue a romantic relationship in the town she has lived in her whole life. Finally, Catherine has to face whether or not she is, indeed, like her father; perhaps too much like him.

Directed by MSSM staff member Allison Emmerich, “Proof” is the fall production of the students of the ACT Theatre Company of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. The students have worked together under the direction of Emmerich to produce this modern classic.

Junior Kiri Strack-Grose of New Gloucester served as the assistant to the director and helped greatly in the staging and overall production. Molly Donlan of Wells plays Catherine, and Sammy Jelin of Kennebunkport plays Robert. Hal, Robert’s protégé, is played by Ethan McGuire of Augusta, and Catherine’s older sister is played by Katie Jimenez of Montville.

There are also two very talented understudies for this cast. The understudies include Sarah Cropley of Topsham for the role of Catherine and Adaeze Olugbemi of Presque Isle for the role of Claire.

For all performances, the house opens at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30.

Please note that there are adult themes and language. This play is not recommended for young children.


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