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Dickinson Students Present David Auburn's 'Proof'

The cast of the student-led production of Proof.Photo by A. Pierce Bounds '71.

The cast and director of the student-led production of Proof. Photo by A. Pierce Bounds '71.

Senior-project production runs Feb. 25-27

Senior theatre majors are in the spotlight Feb. 25-27, as Dickinson presents the senior-project production of David Auburn's award-winning play Proof.

Proof combines humor and intellect to portray a portrait of a family legacy and the importance of one's life work. It tells the story of Catherine, who faces significant challenges—including questions about her own family and personal legacies—after the death of her father, a prominent mathematician.

This contemporary play debuted on off-Broadway in 2000 and quickly became a critical and commercial success on Broadway and on the road. It garnered the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and that year's Tony Award for Best Play. Now, it comes to Carlisle's Cubiculo Theatre, a black-box venue on High Street, above the Carlisle Theatre (entrance to the right of the main theatre doors).

This production is directed by Elisabeth Warren '22 (theatre arts, environmental science) and features the talents of Kellen Hanson '25 (undeclared) and seniors Brendan Carr '22 environmental studies, theatre, social innovation & entrepreneurship),.Elizabeth Price (history, Russian) and Ayana Rahman (theatre arts, physics). It's 's a key part of theatre majors' academic experience, says Todd Wronski, professor of theatre, allowing each of the senior-year students to showcase the knowledge and skills they've gained during their undergraduate career. "The students also contribute to the fully staged production in secondary technical and design capacities, which include costume design, sound design and dramaturgy," Wronski adds.

Proof will be presented on Friday, Feb. 25, Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27. Admission is free, but due to limited seating, audience members are encouraged to reserve seats in advance. 

See Dickinson's Calendar of Arts to view showtimes and to learn more about this spring's arts events at Dickinson.

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Published February 24, 2022