A philosopher once called theater “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s theatrical Groupon: for $6, today’s deal gets you a ticket to see Proof at South Park Theatre (a $12 value). Located in Allegheny County at the corner of Brownsville Road and Corrigan Drive, the theater is situated right in South Park. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so call or visit the box office starting tomorrow to reserve the best seats for any of the following performances:
- Thursday, July 15, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, July 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, July 17, at 8 p.m.
A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, David Auburn’s drama Proof establishes how difficult it is to prove sanity, love, and faith. After discovering a potentially groundbreaking mathematical proof in her deceased father’s notebook, a young woman questions how much of his genius, and madness, she has inherited. The show contains adult language, so parents bringing young ones are encouraged to stuff their kids’ ears with peanut butter before the show.
The fairly recently opened South Park Theatre strives to bring affordable live performances to the community. The theater chooses artistically challenging plays and recruits professional directors to tame the multi-genre scripts acted out by quality volunteer actors. Purchase multiple Groupons for multiple seats to treat the family, or choose to attend multiple performances and impress co-attendees with mysteriously spot-on predictions for how the show ends.
Pittsburgh magazine includes South Park Theatre’s Proof in its July theater guide. The Pittsburgh City Paper has given past shows positive press. > * As usual, South Park Theatre takes on a cerebral, powerful play. This show will be, without a doubt, small-budget community theater at its finest. – Pittsburgh