Wexford Drama Group present ‘Proof’ by David Auburn


Chicago 2000


The play is about Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased professor and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father. Upon Robert’s death, his student Hal discovers a proof about prime numbers in Robert’s office. Can Catherine prove the proof’s authorship? Along with demonstrating the proof’s authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine’s fear of following in her father’s footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.


Catherine Danielle Reck
Robert Phil Lyons
Hal Stephen Byrne
Claire Patrice McGillycuddy


Director Paul Walsh
Assistant Director Carol Long
Set Design Pip Walsh
Set Construction Pip Walsh & Martin Wallace
Lighting Pip Walsh
Sound Pip Walsh
Stage Manager Carol Long
Costumes Fiona Grant & Anne McLoughlin
Props Jane Kent & Carol Long
Stage Crew Michael Murphy, Brian Hynes Ann-Marie Walsh, Paul Reck, Chris Doyle, Jamie Ruttledge & Nicola Roche

About The Group

Wexford Drama Group is an amateur drama group located in the town of Wexford in the south east of Ireland. They usually perform three full-length productions each year. Beginning with a February production, which is put forward to compete on the All-Ireland Drama Circuit. Each year they travel to numerous festivals around the country representing Wexford town, with an ultimate goal of reaching the All-Ireland finals held in Athlone in May of each year. They also present a play in mid summer and another in October to coincide with the Wexford Festival Opera.