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Rice University Theatre presents David Auburn’s “Proof”
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until Saturday, March 4, 2017
Rice University Theatre will present “Proof” by David Auburn, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play in 2001. Performances will run March 1-4th at 8 pm and March 5th at 3 pm at the Lois Chiles Studio Theatre in Hamman Hall, 6100 Main St.
Set in the backyard of a Chicago home, “Proof” explores the world of mathematics and genius. Catherine is the daughter of Robert, a mathematical genius whose mind has deteriorated ending in his recent death. Throughout the show, Catherine explores her parallel path to her father, both in genius and mental illness.
This production will be directed by the head of the Rice theatre program, Christina Keefe. Keefe’s recent directing credits include “Bound” for the Houston Grand Opera’s East + West Series and Rice’s productions of “Eurydice” and “Servant of Two Masters.” She recently acted in the Classical Theatre Company’s production of “Henry V.”
Mark Krouskop, lecture and production manager for the Rice Theatre Program, who designed the outdoor set for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the raining elevator for “Eurydice”, and the Italian village in “Servant of Two Masters,” will be the set designer for “Proof.” Krouskop has done set design for the Houston Shakespeare Festival’s productions of “A Comedy of Errors” and “Hamlet.” Alumni Dustin Tannahill will design the lighting for “Proof.” His previous lighting design work includes Rice’s “Eurydice”, Classical Theatre Company’s “The Birds”, and “The Designated Mourner” at the Catastrophic Theatre. We are also thrilled to welcome back recent alumni Jake LaViola. LaViola is a Freelance Designer located in Orlando, Florida and an Associate CAD Designer with Walt Disney World Imagineering Creative Entertainment. His most recent credits with The Walt Disney Company include “Tangled: The Musical,” and “Frozen, a Musical Spectacular.”