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Auditions for the Santa Paula Theater Centerís production of David Auburnís PROOF

July 21, 2004
Santa Paula News

Auditions for the Santa Paula Theater Centerís production of David Auburnís PROOF will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25.

Auditions for the Santa Paula Theater Centerís production of David Auburnís PROOF will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25. The show will be presented at the Santa Paula Theater Center September 10 through October 24, with shows at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 2:30 pm on Sundays. Gerald Castillo will direct PROOF.Auburnís play debuted at the Manhattan Theater Club in New York in 2000 andwas instantly hailed by critics. In addition to a two-year, sold-out run on Broadway, the play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2001 as well as winning ďBest DirectorĒ Daniel Sullivan and ďBest Actress in a PlayĒ Mary-Louise Parker.The story centers on a young woman who has come to the aid of her father, a brilliant University of Chicago mathematician struggling with mental illness. David Auburn, the author, refers to his play as a ďfamily dramaĒ. New York Daily news reviewer David Kaufman called it ď...an exciting new drama that combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theater.Ē
Santa Paula Theater Center will hold the first audition on Saturday, July 24 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center at 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley. On Sunday, July 25 the audition will be held at the Santa Paula Theater Center at 125 South Seventh Street in Santa Paula between 6 and 9 pm. At both sessions, those auditioning will do cold readings from the script.Needed for the play are two females between the ages of 20 and 35 and a male between the ages of 20 and 35. No appointment necessary for the audition. For more information or directions, please call producer Leslie Nichols at 805-525-9840.