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Chisa Hutchinson's Proof of Love Will Now Feature Brenda Pressley

Pressley replaces Suzzanne Douglas, who was previously announced as the star of the Audible-produced solo play.

Brenda Pressley will replace Suzzanne Douglas in Proof of Love at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
Brenda Pressley will replace Suzzanne Douglas in Chisa Hutchinson's Proof of Love at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
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Audible Inc. has announced new casting for the world premiere of Proof of Love, a new play by Audible-commissioned playwright Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jade King Carroll. The solo production, produced in association with New York Theatre Workshop, will now feature Brenda Pressley (The Lyons), replacing the previously announced Suzzanne Douglas, who is withdrawing due to personal reasons. Pressley can currently be seen in the Keen Company production of Hutchinson's play Surely Goodness and Mercy. Performances of Proof of Love will begin May 7 ahead of a May 14 opening at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

The story is described as follows: "Constance thought she had a happy life and a loving husband. Suddenly, a tragic accident splinters her upper-class black family — and forces Constance to face uncomfortable truths about her marriage and herself."

Proof of Love is the inaugural live production from Audible's Emerging Playwright program, a dedicated $5 million fund that enables the creation of original plays driven by language and voice, keeping with Audible's core commitment to elevating listening experiences through powerful performances and extraordinary storytelling. Twenty-five commissions have already been announced, with new playwrights identified on an annual basis.

As with previous Audible Theater shows at the Minetta Lane, Audible will also record and release Proof of Love as an audio play, extending its reach to millions of listeners around the world. Audible performances of stage productions starring Billy Crudup, Judith Light, Aasif Mandvi, John Lithgow, Carey Mulligan, and others are available for download here.