Over the Ledge kicks off summer season
Over the Ledge Theatre Co. opened its fourth season at the Ledges Playhouse with David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Proof.” The play is a tender love story that depicts the complexity of a relationship between a young woman and her father, a brilliant mathematician whose mental world is un raveling.
Doak Bloss plays the father, Robert, who is present in act one as a ghost and in act two alive via flashbacks to four years earlier. Bloss combines a blustery, full-of-himself professional persona with moments when his character’s pomposity disappears into a confused —yet soulful — vulnerability. A monologue in which Robert spouts academic jargon peppered with observations that come with aging — and with the creeping sense that he has begun to lose his mind — is particularly poignant.
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