Eugene Weekly : Theater : 2.7.08

Opening Nights

Proof opens Friday, Feb. 8, at the Willamette Repertory Theatre.

So you’re being visited by your relatives. One is dead, one is a bitch; you might be crazy; you’re into a guy who wants your body and your mind and who might steal your best ideas … and no one believes a word you say. Where’s the proof for the proof you claim? Mixing mathematics, love, insanity and basically agonizing familial dynamics with genius and lust, hey, it’s David Auburn’s Pulitzer and Tony-Award-winning play returned to Eugene, this time at the WillRep. Heat up your gray February with some hot math and hot luv. Show dates are Feb. 8 & 9, 14-17 and 21-24. Tix available at www.hultcenter.orgor 682-5000.


All My Sons opens Thursday, Feb. 7, at OSU’s Mainstage Theatre in Corvallis.

Speaking of relatives, of fathers and children, this Arthur Miller classic faces the thorny issues of war, war profiteering, sons and fathers ripped to shreds by the agonies of spiteful love and lust for profit — you know, Miller’s generally uplifting outlook. Though it was written more than 60 years ago, there’s no doubt the eternal themes of honor, betrayal, love, mistrust, greed and denial resonate in today’s wartime America. Show dates are Feb. 7-19 & 14-16. Tix available at 541-737-2853.