TheatreZone Presents "Proof"

An enigmatic young woman confronts her family's twin legacies of madness and genius in David Auburn's "Proof," being presented by TheatreZone from October 13 to November 6.  Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, "Proof" has been hailed by The New York Times as a "vivid and gripping" play of "complexity and depth."

"Proof" follows a young woman's struggle with her fractured life while coping with the death of her brilliant but unstable mathematician father, her estranged sister and the attentions of a former student of her father.

Over the funeral weekend, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine to her most difficult problem: how much of her father's madness, or genius, will she inherit?

Becca A. Lewis (left) will play the role of Catherine. While Lewis spent her youth obsessed with chess rather than math, she still feels a strong kinship with Catherine. Prior to discovering her passion for acting, Lewis says her high school social life centered on beating people at chess in the corner booth of the Waffle House in Columbia, Tennessee.  She later graduated to a coffee house in Memphis where she beat the chess champion of Argentina.  In Memphis she also won a Memphis Theater Award for Best Actress.

TheatreZone reports that on route to Boston, Lewis studied acting in England, did a stint as a psychic friend in the employ of Miss Cleo, became a published poet, and
spent a year in a Newport Mansion recreating life in 1891.  In Boston she has become a favorite with TheatreZone audiences for her performances in "The Seagull," "Anger Box," "The Shape of Things," "Rhinoceros," "Blood Wedding" and "Phyro-Giants."

TheatreZone is Chelsea's offbeat alternative, producing provocative theater works and making participation in the arts accessible to the community both as audience and participant through affordable prices, educational programs for youth and adults, and the creation of the Chelsea Theatre Works

Performances are at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea. Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 in advance, Friday and Saturday.  Thursdays are "Pay what you can" (minimum $10) at the door with all proceeds going to benefit hurricane relief and  rebuild Southern Rep in New Orleans. 

For tickets and information, call 617- 887-2336 or visit

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