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LIVING PROOF -- The Salem Theatre company presents its second play of the season, ``Proof," at the Griffin Theatre in Salem tomorrow through July 23.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, the play is about a 25-year-old woman grappling with the death of her father, a brilliant but mentally ill mathematician. The situation leads her to explore her own reality and mental state.

The cast features Natalie Cowell of Reading, Kerry Bertrand of Marblehead, and Caroline Watson-Felt and Will Neely, both of Salem

Catherine Bertrand directs.

The show is presented in the air-conditioned, 55-seat Griffin Theatre.

Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m., 7 Lynde St., Salem. $15, $10 for students and senior citizens. 978-790-8546,

BILINGUAL THEATER -- TheatreZone kicks off its fourth season of presenting free outdoor performances of theater in English and Spanish with a production of ``Rhinoceros" by Eugene Ionesco through July 29.

The show is staged in Mary O'Malley Park in Chelsea, with the audience moving to three locations. Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Ionesco, known as a master of the absurd, wrote more than 20 plays. ``Rhinoceros" is a study of the tension between individuality and conformity, reason, and nature.

There are eight performances in English and four in Spanish.

Wednesdays through Saturdays through July 29, 7:30 p.m. Commandant's Way, Chelsea. Free. 617-887-2336,


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