Mount Union College to Present Award Winning Play "Proof"

April 22, 2010

The Mount Union College Department of Theatre will present the David Auburn Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play "Proof."

The show, directed by R.H. Roggenkamp, Jr, professor of theatre at the College, will premier Thursday, October 5 at 8 p.m. in the Rodman Playhouse with shows to follow on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

'Proof' tells the story of a troubled young woman, Catherine, who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions, the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's. Hal has come to Catherine in hopes of finding valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind.

The long weekend brings a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook. The surprising events draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness-or genius-will she inherit?
The cast includes Catherine, played by junior Jillian Stelzner of Pittsburgh, PA; Claire, played by junior Kelly M.J. Andrews of North Canton, OH; Robert, played by junior David Jackson Shaker Heights, OH and Hal, played by junior Michael Vince of Wintersville, OH.

Costume design is by Deborah Lotsof, associate professor of theatre with scenic and lighting design by Roggenkamp.

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