Emory & Henry College's Theatre Department Presents Auburn's "Proof"

Emory & Henry College

The Emory & Henry College Department of Theatre will offer four public performances of playwright David Auburn's award-winning play, "Proof," Feb. 20-23.

This 2000 drama is a riveting tale that helps explore the worlds of mathematics and mental illness through the grief of the daughter of a brilliant, and recently deceased, mathematician.

Each performance is in the Studio Theatre on the E&H campus. Performances on Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22, begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday, Feb. 23 performance begins at 3 p.m.

In the play, the character, Catherine, cares for her brilliant, but ailing mathematician father, Robert, until his death. The effects of his debilitating mental illness are depicted through flashbacks to Catherine's young life and her vivid imagination. All is complicated by her ensuing relationship with her father's last Ph. D. student, Hal, and the arrival of her own estranged sister, Claire.

Directed by Daniel J. Sullivan, the initial production was staged off-Broadway, but was quickly transferred to the Broadway theatre. Mary-Louise Parker's depiction of Catherine won her a Tony award, and the play won a Pulitzer Prize for drama.

The Emory & Henry College production is directed by Dr. Kelly J.G. Bremner, faculty member in the theatre department with stage and production design by Daniel L. Wheeler, chair of the E&H Theatre Department.

Contact the Emory & Henry Arts Coordinator's Office for information about reservations and tickets.  276.944.6846 or .w4$BrFS=My1]Q~D]#[jlrp4_78U/bof3c6. Reservations are honored until 5 minutes prior to curtain.

Contact: Anita Coulthard

Tags:

Upcoming Events

Global Street Fair Kicks Off International Month

Van Dyke Center Lawn at Duck Pond (Rain Location: King Center)


  • Aug 29th :
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm   |  

The Office of International Education at Emory & Henry College will kick-off its annual celebration of International Month on Sa.....

Aug.
29

School of Health Sciences Golf Tournament in Marion

Holston Hills Community Golf Course


  • Sep 18th :
  • 11:00 am - 8:00 pm   |  

The second annual Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences Golf Tournament will be held at Holston Hills Community Golf Course in.....

Sep.
18

Equine Open House & Auditions

Emory & Henry College, Main Campus


  • Sep 19th :
  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm   |  

Come experience our award winning National Champion Equestrian Program up close and personal!.....

Sep.
19

Liz Callaway in Concert

McGlothlin Center for the Arts


  • Sep 24th :
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm   |  

Liz Callaway takes the stage for an unforgettable evening of cabaret!.....

Sep.
24

Artalk: E&H Biennial

McGlothlin Center for the Arts


  • Oct 05th :
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm   |  

The E&H Faculty Biennial is inspired by the artist’s engagement with the concept of place. The exhibition takes its name from .....

Oct.
05

« Previous1234Next »

Recent Events

image
Aug.
26
image
Aug.
25
image
Jul.
14
image
Jun.
20
image
Jun.
16

View all Featured Events