PROOF to Open 5/1 at Sierra Stages

PROOF to Open 5/1 at Sierra Stages

Sierra Stages will present the acclaimed 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning play PROOF by David Auburn, May 1-18 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.

Genius mathematician and University of Chicago professor, Robert, is struggling with mental illness. His fiercely brilliant yet emotionally fragile daughter, Catherine, is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Caught between a new-found connection with one of Robert's former students, Hal, and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine's world becomes increasingly unstable. As she struggles to find herself amid her father's world of hidden complexities and tantalizing secrets, she is forced to face the possibility of inheriting both her father's creative genius and his terrifying mental illness.

PROOF by David Auburn is one of the great American plays written in the last 15 years. It was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play. PROOF ran for over two years on Broadway, and has been presented in thousands of productions since then across the country and throughout the world.

Sierra Stages is excited and proud to present PROOF for a limited run from May 1 through May 18 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. The production features real-life father and daughter Robert Rossman and Emily Rossman as Robert and Catherine, together with Nevada County actors Tracie Nickle as Claire and Gary Richmond as Hal. Robert Rossman also directs the play, with set design by Mike Edwards, lighting design by Casey Burke and costume design by Linda Maloney.

Performances of PROOF are Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays (May 11 and 18 only) at 2 PM. General Admission is $20. For those audience members who prefer a specific seat location and wish to provide additional financial support for Sierra Stages, Reserved Seating Is available for $30.

General Admission and Reserved Seating tickets are available online at or by calling Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210. Tickets are also on sale at BriarPatch Co-op on Sierra College Boulevard in Grass Valley.

Sierra Stages' sixth season will continue this summer with J.M Barrie's PETER PAN (July 10 through August 2 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City) and this fall with YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (September 18 through October 12 at the Off Center Stage). Sierra Stages is a tax-exempt not-for-profit community theatre with a goal to enrich the culture of western Nevada County. In its first five seasons, Sierra Stages has presented 20 plays and musicals and has received 38 Elly Award nominations for its productions.

For more information about PROOF and Sierra Stages, visit

Pictured: Robert Rossman as Robert and Emily Rossman as Catherine. Photo by Frederick Hall.

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