Desert Ensemble Theatre Presents PROOF by David Auburn

Desert Ensemble Theatre Presents PROOF by David Auburn

Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's (DETC)'s Eighth Season continues from March 15-17 and 22-24, 2019 with Proof by David Auburn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.

DETC performs at the Pearl McManus Theater in the Palm Springs Woman's Club, 314 S. Cahuilla Road. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance through the company's website,, or by calling (760) 565-2476.

Proof explores the unknowability of love as much as it does the mysteries of mathematics. The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of a recently deceased mathematical genius, and her struggle with her own intellectual potential and possible mental illness. Desert Theatre League Award-winning actress Kelley Moody returns to DETC as Catherine. The cast is rounded out by DETC veterans Larry Dyekman and Lee Rice; and, in his DETC debut, Sam Benson Smith. Desert Theatre League Award-winner Jerome Elliott directs.

Tony Padilla founded Desert Ensemble Theatre Company in 2011 and led the company through seven seasons of growth and increasing visibility. Since its inception, the company has been honored with 28 Desert Theatre League Awards and 20 Broadway World Awards (Palm Springs Region). The Desert Sun readers recognized DETC as "Best Repertory Company" in the 2018 "Best of the Valley" poll. Palm Springs Life readers also chose DETC as "Best Live Theater, Palm Springs" in the magazine's 2018 "Best of the Valley by City."

The company is now under the leadership of Artistic Director Jerome Elliott and Executive Director Shawn Abramowitz.

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