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|Arts at Lakeland|
Date Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Topic: Mathematics steps into the spotlight at the Lakeland Civic Theatre, production runs through October 7
|David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Proof,” runs September 21 - October 7, at the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center on the Lakeland Community College campus, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for students and available at the door or by calling 440-525-7134.
The Lakeland production of “Proof,” directed by Dr. Martin Friedman, opens the 2012-2013 season. The play features the designs of set and lighting designer Keith Nagy.
Performance dates are:
Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23, 2 p.m.
Sept. 30, 2 p.m.
Oct. 7, 2 p.m.
About the play
“Proof” was written by David Auburn in 2000 and the play premiered in New York City. However, before the end of that year, it transferred to Broadway. The following year it won both the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005, it was developed into a feature film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The play centers around four characters: Catherine; her deceased father Robert; Hal, Robert’s (former) student; and Claire, Catherine’s sister.
Catherine is deeply affected from having to care for her brilliant but unstable father. Upon his death she struggles with embracing and proving her own intelligence while fearing that she faces the same mental illness fate as her father. The play touches on a variety of emotions and exhibits the themes of mathematics, genius, mental illness, and sibling and love relationships.
For more information about the play, email director Dr. Martin Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.