'Proof' opens Thursday
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[NOV. 15, 2006]
Lincoln College Theatre Department opens the
mathematical tale of "Proof" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Johnston Center for
Performing Arts. "Proof," which reveals deep family dynamics in the chaos of
instability, runs for three evening performances and a Sunday matinee.
"Proof" tells the story of a young woman who is haunted by her
father's past and the shadow of her own future. After years of
taking care of her father, who was once a true mathematical genius
but is now unstable and sometimes incapacitated following a mental
breakdown, the young woman wonders about her future with some
apprehension. Has she inherited her father's gifts or his madness?
When a former student of her father finds a brilliant paper
providing mathematical proof, questions arise about the origins of
the work. Did the once-great mathematician find his way through the
madness long enough to create the spectacular document, or was it
written by someone else?
"Proof" won both the 2001 Pulitzer Prize
for Drama and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play.
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This award-wining drama by David Auburn is directed by Lincoln
College theater instructor D. Ann Jones, and the technical director
is Steve Schreiber.
Show time is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the
matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $5 for
adults, $3 for children and senior citizens. To reserve tickets,
call 217-732-3155, ext. 280. Office hours are Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
College news release]