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Theater Production: Proof

When: Friday, December 07, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Ackley Stage

"A wonderful drama that elegantly describes the world of mathematics, and suggests how ill-suited the mathematical notion of truth is for life. It's impossible to divine the future, and it's no easier to derive it. We're only as certain as our next best guess." - Daniel Rockmore, Chronicle of Higher Education

Winner of The 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, "Proof" tells the story of Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, 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-will she inherit?


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