A troubled, young woman. A brilliant, but unstable father. An estranged sister. A former student who hopes to uncover valuable information in the father's notebooks.... And a budding romance.
Such are the ingredients for the dramatic play, Proof, written by David Auburn, to be performed by the Tidewater Players, Mar. 15, 16, and 17 in Havre de Grace, MD in the Opera House on Union Ave.
The play won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play in 2001, and is currently directed by Robert W. Oppel.
But as exciting as the play promises to be, so might be the recently announced plan to renovate the historic opera house starting in April, 2013. The proposal for the project, presented to the Havre de Grace City Council last month, detailed the updates and architectural enhancements that will make the building more accessible to disabled persons, more comfortable with a new heating and air conditioning system, and more aesthetically appealing as a performing arts venue that many feel will add to the city's 'Arts and Entertainment District.'
With a price tag of $2.6 million, the project is to be funded through a mix of state bonds, federal grants, a Havre de Grace City capital campaign, and private fund-raising sources.
But until those proposed improvements occur, theater-loving patrons are invited to experience not only what promises to be an entertaining play, but an opportunity to walk around the town and take in the variety of antique shops, wine bars, historic sites, and walking tour, following the Layfayette Trail around the city.
This will be the last performance of Proof, and will give way to Avenue Q, slated for May 3-19.
For more information, go to www.tidewaterplayers.com or call 410-939-TIDE
For more information about historic Havre de Grace, go to www.havredegracemd.com