This Sunday, April 15, theatre company Highway 1 will bring David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Proof, to Daylesford Town Hall.
Aside from the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Proof has also won a Tony Award for Best Play as well as Best Play from New York Drama Critics’ Circle.
Proof centres around Catherine, who has spent the past three years looking after her unstable father, Robert.
After he passes away, Catherine, intent on fending for herself, learns to re-discover her independence.
The play explores the fragility of genius and the nature of human relationships within families.
The Melbourne-based theatre company is bringing theatre to regional Victoria with its recently launched initiative, Project 2020.
Company manager, Michael Jewell, said Project 2020 will bring independent theatre to places it is not usually found.
“Project 2020 is the first independently produced touring theatre project Victoria has seen for a great many years. We are committed to bringing six productions over three years to many regional Victorian towns - towns that often aren’t visited by touring performers,” he said.
The project will take place from April 2018 to December 2020.
The productions will include Australian classics like Louis Nowra’s Cosi, Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol and the story of C.S Lewis, Shadowlands.
The team behind Project 2020 includes recent tertiary theatre graduates as well as seasoned theatre performers with decades of experience.
Founded in 2008, the company’s mission states it aims to share theatre, stories, and entertainment with regional communities.
“Through theatre we can explore the many dimensions and aspects that make up ‘being human’: from the pain to the humour, from beauty to despair. We will travel the highways of Victoria to share stories about the human condition,” the company said.
Proof will be performed this Sunday at 5pm at Daylesford Town Hall.
Tickets to the production can be bought online at:
Or at the door (cash only) for $35 concession or $39 full price.