Proof is the story of mathematical genius, mystery, drama and humor that will open Feb. 9.
The play will be put on by the Department of Theatre and directed by Adam Hester, chair of the Department of Theatre. Hester has high expectations that this play will intrigue and humor the audience.
“It won Tony awards for best play,” Hester said. “It’s really well respected.”
Proof, written by David Auburn, is about a woman, Katherine, who grieves over the loss of her father, aÂ mathematical genius. She tries to prove that an amazing equation found among her father’s personal items belongs to her.
“Proof is a play that tries to take on this fascinating issue about what is the balance between genius and madness,” Hester said.
The cast of this play consists of two seniors, Jamie Patterson and Michael Siemek, a sophomore, Rachel Faulkner and a seasoned actor, Michael Duran, who will play Katherine’s father.
Michael Siemek, senior theatre major from Colleyville, will portray the character of Harold Dobbs.
“I loved that we picked this play because it’s so different from a lot of the dramas that we’ve been doing,” Siemek said. “It still fits in with the ACU theatre’s mission statement.”
Lauri Simms, a local instrumentalist, will create original scores for Proof. She played music throughout the West Texas Christmas Carol at the Historic Paramount Theatre.
“This is a very very funny show in a way and it makes you think,” Siemek said.
Proof will run in Fulks Theatre Feb. 9-11 and 16-18 and will have a full set on stage.
“It will have a full façade of a house on set with imitation grass and lots of practical lighting,” Hester said.
This play will also be show while Sing Song is in town.
“I know that we will sell out every single night,” Siemek said, “everyone will have to decide to see Sing Song this night or the other way around.”
For more information on Proof, go to http://www.acu.edu/academics/cas/theatre/productions/season1112/proof.html