PROOF at the Moth Theatre

Photo by Korbis Sarafyan

Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

Playwright David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama about love, grief, and higher mathematics gets a solid, if not prime (in the Gaussian sense) staging in director John Markland’s elegiac production.  Markland’s production emphasizes subtext and psychology over blocking, with the result that the show seems more conversational than composed – a decision that gives the show a sort of truthfulness that nevertheless negates some of the theatricality needed to connect with the viewer.

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Now running through February 15.