FSC theatre troupe presents “Proof”
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2006) — Florida Southern College’s theatre arts department performs “Proof” in the Loca Lee Buckner Theatre on the college campus, as part of FSC’s Festival of Fine Arts. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 30-Dec. 1; matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and Dec. 3. Paul Bawek, assistant professor of theatre, directs the play.
In “Proof,” Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Following his death, she endures the arrival of an eccentric sister and the attentions of a self-serving former student of her father’s. Written by David Auburn, the play was awarded the 2001 Tony Award and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama. “Proof” was made into a movie in 2005, directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins.
“To me ‘Proof’ is a play about mathematicians whose science matters less than their humanity,” says director Bawek. “With compassionate understanding the play explores how limited intelligence is for understanding the most profound problems of living. In math, proofs may be proven true, but in life trust and leaps of faith may be necessary to derive at truth.”
Tickets are $15. FSC students are admitted free. Non-FSC students pay half price. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
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