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University Theatre presents Pulitzer winner "Proof"

Oct. 17, 2005

KALAMAZOO--University Theatre is staging seven performances of "Proof," playwright David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of personal challenge.

Performances in the Multiform Theatre at Western Michigan University begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20-22 and 27-29. A single matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

An opening night reception sponsored by Irving's Market and Deli will take place after the Oct. 20 performance.

In "Proof," the daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs. The play was made into a 2005 motion picture starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Sir Anthony Hopkins. It contains adult language.

Professor James Daniels directs the University Theatre's production of "Proof." The cast includes WMU seniors Antonio Copeland, Phil Korth, Allison Shoemaker, and Dayna Woodhams. The production staff includes Marina Dettman, costume designer; Steve Duch, scenic designer; Andrew Phillips, lighting and sound designer; and Sam Soska, stage manager.

Tickets for "Proof" range from $16 to $7 and may be purchased by calling (269) 387-6222 or visiting the University Theatre Ticket Office weekdays noon and 5 p.m. Box offices at Miller Auditorium and the Epic Center also sell tickets to University Theatre productions.

Additional information is available online at www.wmich.edu/theatre.

The 2005-06 University Theatre season is made possible through a partnership with the Millennium Restaurant Group.

Media contact: Patrick Donnelly, (269) 387-6222, patrick.donnelly@wmich.edu

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