Kang Hye-jung and Lee Yoon-ji in Proof
Kang Hye-jung (Old Boy, Flowers for My Life) and Lee Yoon-ji (Goong, Heading to the Ground) are headed to the stage this fall in an adaptation of the David Auburn play, Proof.
The actresses are double cast as the lead, Catherine, the daughter of a University of Chicago mathematician who dies after suffering from mental illness most of his life. The play follows Catherine’s struggle with the same debilitating illness, as well as the question of her own brilliance in the field of mathematics.
It’s a haunting story and an amazing play. It won a Pulitzer AND a Tony in 2001 after its Manhattan debut, and spurred countless adaptations. There’s also a film version by John Madden, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
This will be the theater debut for both actresses, who are in rehearsals now. It’ll be the first project for Kang since giving birth to her and Tablo’s first child in May. Lee’s last project was the recent weekend drama Dandelion Family.
Proof opens in Seoul on October 1.