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October 2007

Release Date: October 8, 2007

ASU Fall Theatre Production 'Proof'

Angelo State University’s Arts at ASU program is inviting theatre enthusiasts to the fall production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama “Proof” Oct. 12-14 and 19-20 in the ASU Auditorium.

Show times will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13 and 19-20, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Ticket prices are $8 general admission, $4 for non-ASU students and $3 for ASU students. Arts at ASU subscribers and ASU activity card holders will be admitted free.

“Proof” is set in Chicago and centers around the main character, Catherine, on the eve of her 25th birthday. She is a troubled young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert, a famous mathematician. Now, following Robert’s death, Catherine must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, a currency analyst from New York; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks her father left behind.

Over a long weekend, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness – or genius – has she inherited?

“The play is really about family relationships and love relationships and some of the things that make them difficult,” said Dr. Bill Doll, drama professor and the play’s director. “It is so fine in its writing of the complexity of the characters and all the emotional values. There are many layers of emotions going on between all the characters and they are very tight-knit in the presentation.”

“Proof” enjoyed a successful run on Broadway and in off-Broadway productions. It was also adapted to the big screen in the 2005 movie of the same title starring Anthony Hopkins, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Tickets for “Proof” are on sale in the ASU box office. The box office is open from 2-6 p.m. weekdays in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building. For reservations, call 942-2000.

For more information on the production and cast, contact the ASU University Theatre at 942-2146.

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