The Carnegie Theatre Season Continues With PROOF


Katie Mitchell as Catherine & Jared Earland as Hal. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Playing Weekends November 2 – 17, 2019

(COVINGTON, KY) – On Saturday, November 2, The Carnegie will open PROOF, the second show in its 2019-20 season. The poignant play explores one of the most dominant topics in today’s society – mental health.

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play PROOF follows Catherine, a troubled young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant, but unstable, father, a math professor at The University of Chicago. Following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s, who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks he left behind. Catherine is left to grapple with the fact that she may have inherited her father’s tendency toward mental illness as well as his genius.

“The best art reflects reality and starts conversations, and that’s what we want to do with PROOF,” said Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director at The Carnegie. “Mental health is an important topic that is on the minds of many in Northern Kentucky. We want audiences to come and enjoy a thoughtful, award-winning show, and then talk about it with their friends and family.”

Performances of PROOF run weekends November 2 – 19, Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $28, $25 for Carnegie Members and ArtsPass Members, $21 for students. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to make arrangements. 

CONTENT ADVISORY:  Production includes adult themes and language. Not recommended for children under 13. 

PROOF is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 

The Carnegie’s 2019-20 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Kentucky Department of Tourism. 

Performer Sponsor: Intrinzic

Music Sponsor: Phil Nuxhall 

About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, exhibiting more than 100 emerging and established artists annually; the Otto M. Budig Theatre, producing professional productions as well as providing space for local high schools and smaller production companies; and the Eva G. Farris Education Center, delivering arts education to thousands of children in the region. More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from ArtsWave, Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation.



  • Catherine – Katie Mitchell
  • Claire – Kate Mock Elliot
  • Hal – Jared Earland
  • Robert – Allen R. Middleton


  • Director – Torie Wiggins
  • Stage Manager – Liz Carmen

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