NIC Theater Department to present winter production of Proof

The North Idaho College Theater Department's winter production of Proof opens Feb. 17, a 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play about family, relationships and self-discovery. The title of the David Auburn play refers to a mathematical term meaning a process for checking the accuracy of an equation, which often involves developing more complex equations in the process. “The play follows the mathematical principle of proof to correlate to the life of the main character and her search for personal validation,” said NIC Theater Director Joe Jacoby. “It's a fascinating, riveting play.” Proof is centered around a character named Catherine, a troubled 25-year-old woman who 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, which are sparked by the arrival of her estranged sister Claire and the attention of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a budding 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? The play will be directed by guest director Tracey Benson, artistic director at the Lake City Playhouse. The cast includes student Kasey O'Brien of Post Falls, community member Tom Nash, NIC and University of Idaho student Giuseppi Romano of Coeur d'Alene, community member Amy Schruth and numerous student crew members. Curtain time will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-19 and 24-26 in NIC's Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium. The play is recommended for adult audiences due to adult language. The shows are free and open to the public. Information: (208) 769-3220.

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Posted: Monday, Feb. 7, 2005

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