David Auburn's Tony Award-winning "Proof" is an intimate drama usually played out on a large stage. Before its current stint at the Huntington Beach Playhouse, it was presented on the spacious dimensions of South Coast Repertory and Golden West College.
Familiar as it may be, and overflowing with incomprehensible mathematical equations, "Proof" nonetheless remains a powerful and involving theater piece, particularly when given a gripping rendition such as the one at Huntington Beach's Library Theater.
Director James Rice has chosen a cast of four superlative performers, all new to the Huntington Beach stage and, with one exception, all fitting smoothly into their contentious characters. You needn't be a "numbers person" to appreciate the show's raw, visceral interpretations.